Our annual pre-Christmas get together.
I have received a number of comments from members about what they thought was the high cost for a lunch. I have therefore taken the liberty of changing the venue and the lunch menu, with the result that the cost has now been reduced from £27 to £20 per person. I hope that you all will find this change acceptable and would still attend.
The new venue will be the Phoenix Palace at Glentworth Street (near Baker Street) and this is the revised menu. It includes some items that are unusual and would certainly present a new taste experience:
MIXED HOR D'OEUVRES
Thai Green Curry Beef Croquettes
Stir fried caixin (Chinese flowering cabbage) with Radish cake in XO sauce
Pan fried vegetable buns
Cold-tossed baby octopus in a chilli, lemon and garlic dressing
Steamed beef brisket with Watercress dumpling
Steamed Wasabi Prawn dumpling
Shredded chicken with sliced jelly fish
Mixed platter of Cantonese roast duck and barbecued pork (char siew)
Beef with bitter gourd in black bean sauce
Braised five-spice pork, Dongbo-style
Steamed jasmine rice
For purposes of comparison I have left the original Pearl Liang menu at £27 so that you can make a comparison:
MIXED HOR D'OEUVRES:
Phoenix King Prawns in Crispy Batter
Fried ribs with salted plum sauce and honey
Peppercorn baby squid
Vietnamese Spring rolls
AROMATIC CRISPY DUCK SERVED WITH PANCAKE, SPRING ONION & CUCUMBER
SAUTÉED MIXED SEAFOOD IN XO SAUCE
STIR FRIED BEEF WITH ASSORTED FRESH MUSHROOMS IN OYSTER SAUCE
CHICKEN WITH DRIED CHILLI & ONION
TWO PREMIUM CHINESE GREENS
Free flow of Chinese tea
This menu is known as the "Pearl Menu" and is available at the same cost to anyone dining at Pearl Liang (minimum number of guests is 2)
The cost per person for the lunch at the Phoenix Palace is £20 per person, which includes the service charge. Tea is included, but all other drinks will have to be paid for invidividually.
I have made a provisional booking for 24 places for the three groups combined. Please register your interest as soon as possible. As I may have to request a deposit in advance to secure your place, on this occasion I am not permitting any "Maybe" RSVPs.
A list of attendees from the other 2 groups can be viewed at these web pages: