We'll be hosting the Chinese banquet in my studio for friends in the building. Lorna and I will be cooking. We've yet to plan the menu exactly, but so far we're thinking:
Dungenous crab with Japanese pumkin and black bean sauce
Whole steamed fish
Hot and Sour Soup
Red-Brasied Pork Belly
Szechuan Homestyle Tofu
Hunan Smoked pork belly stir fry
Hot and Spicy Chicken
More to come...
Henry & Lorna, I'm looking forward to this Chinese banquet. Of course, you are going to include a green vegetable dish. You KNOW it's all about balance, ehh?? Do we really need to bring out the Chinese culinary comrades after you??
I notice a lot of spicy dishes on the list. Is Cantonese cuisine a bit subtle and/or bland for Henry?
Lorna, as you were visiting Seattle and getting to know Henry, what were your thoughts when Henry took you to these various places and he knew the culinary staff? ... he knows the chef at Mistral, he knows Mario Batali's father ... What was going on in your culinary mind?