Yimster of the San Francisco Chowhound board was in Reno and on Monday night cooked a few Chowhound posters and lurkers some excellent dishes. Chowhound poster Janet of Reno and her husband, Jerry, were the most gracious hosts.
Yimster cooked a stir-fry beef with greens (I think he called them peas at one point and emphatically said we shouldn't call it spinach), boneless sweet rice chicken and smoked fish Chinese style.
By consensus, the six of us at dinner Monday night want to say to the rest of Chowhound:
Nyah, nyah, nyah.
I didn't take notes on the food, but it was all wonderful. Yimster obviously knows his way around a wok. The chicken dish was exquisite (I got to take some rice home). And the three-ingredient sauce was wonderful on fish caught by Jerry. The first was halibut, I believe. The second was salmon.
Yimster agreed to share the three ingredients of the sauce with host Janet.
Daphne, who joins us at our Chowhound get togethers, brought an excellent tort for dessert. And in case you think I'm a total mooch, I'd like to point out I brought the wine. I wrongly assumed at least one of the dishes would be spicy, so I brought Sierra Vista viognier (my favorite viognier) and a Kermit Lynch-imported Champalou Vouvray. I knew how good the viognier would be, but the Vouvray was continued evidence that there's no need to use oak in making white wine.
Most of the conversation was about food, as any Chowhound get together should be. But we may have set a Chowhound record for discussions about brothels.
So thanks to Yimster for spreading Chowhound good will and thanks to Janet and Jerry for being such gracious hosts.