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Present: An Extraordinary Banquet w/ 14 Courses


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Present: An Extraordinary Banquet w/ 14 Courses

Joe H | Apr 17, 2009 11:12 AM

Yesterday evening nine of us did our best to work our way through an extraordinary 14 course, 3 and one half hour banquet at what may be the best Vietnamese restaurant in the United States. Certainly, Present's Chef was voted one of the two best in Vietnam several years ago before moving here. This is going to be detailed over several posts because of what I believe is the limit to four photographs in each post.

From the left below with several of the descriptions from their menu:

1. Golden Gems of the Atlantic which featured abalone and Chinese bok choy.
2. Silken Shawl Imperial Roll-Intricately hand-made rice thread wrapper filled with marinated minced prawn and minced pork, deep fried until crispy
3. The four home made hot sauces featured with our dinner.
4. Lobster Swimming in Coconut Groove-Lobster in a rich, delicious coconut cream sauce.

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