The character of a revolutionary

  • April 3, 2013 · 8:30 PM
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"People from Sichuan and Jiangsu eat pepper, because they're not afraid of spicy food. People from Hunan eat pepper, because they're afraid not to eat spicy food. Most of the senior officials of the Communist party are originally from Sichuan, Jiangsu and Hunan provinces. So I'd say that people who like to eat spicy food are the real revolutionaries."

By that definition, L'Orient d'Or is the place you want to book when you are drawing up the plans for the next worker's paradise.  Comrade Jin and I dined here after the Opera one Sunday (opera buffon is also a revolutionary activity, by the way), and determined to come back with a large group to enjoy the special pre-order menu including hong shao rou (red braised pork).   Ever since I missed the legendary Chowdown at Mao Family Cooking in the People's Republic of San Mateo I have wanted to find a Hunan specialist so I can sample it myself.  Here is my chance, and yours, in the 9eme.

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  • Ganit

    we have no other choice but to go there again so the Richard gets ALL the pre-ordered dishes :)

    April 4, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Losing my reservation and again denying me the fabled red-braised pork merits a one star deduction. Best dishes: eel, Chinese cabbage hot pot, chocolate eggs. Worst dish: three pepper rated green beans and pork impostor. Winning strategy: call one day ahead to reconfirm or remake your reservation and order the red-braised pork. Then tell me about it.
    Company excellent as always.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time. Thanks!

    April 4, 2013

  • Jin

    Really loved selections. I would love to go back for some more. Above all it was great company as always. Thank you!!!!

    April 4, 2013

  • Angela

    A great group to dine family style and taste a wide variety of dishes!! Thanks for setting up the dinner Richard!!

    April 3, 2013

  • Vera

    Would love to come, but won't be available that night :-(

    March 28, 2013

  • Bob G.

    My wife and I are interested in joining the group if spaces become available

    March 28, 2013

7 went

  • Richard W.
    "Cable Care"
    Event Host
  • Jin
    Kim Chi Set
    Event Host
  • dee
    "Dining Deeva", Organizer
  • Nathalie C
    "Pseudo Grenouille", Co-Organizer
  • Angela
    "Sizzling Maple", Co-Organizer
  • A former member

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