Join our Global Culinary Initiative program for a fascinating armchair tour of Taiwanese cuisine and culture!
Our guest lecturer, Ms. Rose Chen, President of The Rose Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding, will give an overview of Taiwan’s history and the corresponding evolution of its cuisine. She’ll also guide us through Taiwan’s renaissance and explain its modern melting pot cuisine and new culinary trends. We’ll learn how Buddhism and Traditional Chinese Medicine influenced the food of this tiny island known for its night markets and street vendors. Dame Janet Yu, Chef/Owner of Hollywood East will prepare a symbolic menu which highlights Taiwanese rich culinary traditions, seasonal inspirations, and symbolic holiday foods.
DATE: Saturday, February 20th, 2016
TIME: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Hollywood East Café, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton, Md. 20902
(Located inside Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center -- near Door #12) (240) 290-9988 www.HollywoodEastCafe.com. Free parking.
PRICE: $50 for Members of the Public; $40 for Dames (non-members’ price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships) Ticket price includes presentation and menu below. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are not included and are an additional cost.
REGISTER: Click here to register on Eventbrite!
On the Table
Japanese Seaweed Peanuts
Cantonese Pan Fried Turnip Cake
Taiwanese Steamed Bun with Pork and Pickled Vegetable
Taiwanese Beef Rolls
Shanghai Lions Head Pork Meatballs with Cabbage
Hakka Stir Fry Cuttlefish with Vegetables
Sautéed Lily Bulbs with Wood Ear Mushroom
Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Egg Custard Tart
Traditional Pineapple Cake
(Wine, beer, and soft drinks are not included in ticket price)
Les Dames d'Escoffier
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