This Thursday August 19th, MATCHA at the Asian Art Museum is all about one of my favorite cuisines: Shanghaiese! Bring on the black vinegars! The Asian Culinary Forum and the Asian Art Museum are hosting chef Nei Chia Ji of Jai Yun Restaurant and chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook for Shanghai Drunken Dish. The duo will host a demonstration (from 7pm-7:45pm) and a limited tasting of three special dishes: the famous drunken chicken infused with Shaoxing wine, vegetarian goose with bean curd and rice wine, and pickled cucumber in Huang Chiew wine. You’ll be able to have sample bites, purchase cocktails from the cash bar, listen to music from DJ Friendly Traveler, and tour the special Shanghai exhibition (docent conversations are at 6:30pm and 8:30pm).
And then on September 2nd is The Foods of Shanghai’s Jewish Communities at 7:30pm with Inna Mink and Dianne Jacob. Inna will share her experiences as a child in an Ashkenazi family living in this “Paris of the East,” while Dianne will speak about her observant Iraqi-Jewish family’s culinary traditions, which included Indian-Jewish, British, and Chinese foods. Jewish Community Center-East Bay, Berkeley.
Drunken chicken; photo from ACF.
Thursday Aug 19, 2010 5pm–9pm $10 at the door Asian Art Museum, San Francisco 200 Larkin St.