I've never been accused of being shy, so with a little prodding from YumYum:
Present were Limster, Galleygirl, 9lives, Michele, Ju, YumYum, and myself.
We had a chowhound evening at Peach Farm last Thursday night and I must say a couple of the dishes really rocked. The company was most excellent as well.
Very cool to hang with a bunch of chow-oriented folks. I am usually the sole lunatic in the crowd dragging a bunch of people to some out of the way place, or getting the table to get one "wierd" dish.
The steamed eel with black bean sauce was out of this world. I have always wanted to order a live eel in Chinatown, but noone I know is that adventurous. The eel was done perfectly and the rich black bean sauce was the perfect foil. I could easily eat just that with some veggies.
I also particularly liked the tautog (also known as blackfish). The prepration was not that notable, but the fish itself had excellent firm white flesh. And was quite tasty.
Though folks have discussed it before, we also had the geoduck sashimi (known as giant clam in sushi places). If you like it at a sushi place, it is MUCH better fresh at Peach Farm. They have them live in a tank. I usually don't go for some of the chewier sushis, but this was really sweet, fresh and tasty...
Cheers to the hounds who got me to go out on my first Chowhound dinner! What's for dinner tomorrow?