The King was coming back to town, and the gang - some of us worked together going back as far as 20 years - got together for dinner. This time around I decided to pick the venue instead of relying on BM, as we usually do. The King had missed out on the opportunity to lunch at my favorite private dining space earlier this year, and I really wanted for him to have a chance to sample the dishes. I decided to rope in a couple of other old friends, too. We've also got Winnie the Chew
Every since my last visit here, I've been waiting for an opportunity to have both the Buddha jumps over the wall (佛跳牆) and the snake soup (蛇羹) together. I finally got my wish tonight!
As was the case last night, we asked for bowls of steamed rice so we can mix it into the amazing thick sauce. All that collagen... coating our tongues, the insides of our mouths, and our lips.
Oh, and being the organizer of the dinner, I called shotgun and took the "leftovers" away. It's gonna make for a helluva lunch tomorrow once I add some rice in!
This was my first experience with Jean Foillard's wines, and this is arguably one of the best wines from Beaujolais. Definitely gained a lot more respect for Beaujolais after this!
I think some of us started feeling full after the snake soup, and everyone was stuffed by the end of the evening. Very good food, but once again a little too much. Need to adjust the menu next time...