I've finalized the menu with Mr. Yao, including a couple of dishes not on the regular menu:
Six Cold Plates
Sauteed Prawns and Scallops w/tender greens
Dry Cooked Shredded Pork
West-Style Fish Fillet Soup
Beer Braised Duck
Crab w/ginger and scallion
Fire Bursted Greens
Steamed Whole Mandarin Fish
Two Chen-Du delicacies: spicy dumplings and sesame bread
"Rice pudding" (eight treasure rice?)
I'm really looking forward to the Beer Braised Duck, which he says is braised in many bottles of beer!
I've got a couple of spots left, so you can still join in! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estimated cost is $30-35/person. The reservation is for 8 p.m., which leaves time to either head off to a party afterwards or join us for a Solano Ave. bar crawl.
1335 Solano Ave