Craving some authentic Sichuanese to tantalise your taste buds to a point of numbness?
Well, we may just have the solution for you here. This supper will present to us Audrey Huang, a native talented home cook from Chonqing (famous for its hot Sichuan cuisine and world-famous hot pot).
Growing up there and watching her mother cook and provide for the family at a young age, Audrey has mastered her mothers fiery recipes and will go beyond her call of duty as she is bringing with her ingredients from her hometown to deliver us an authentic and flavoursome Sichuan country-style meal.
For those of you who are unaware, Sichuan is known for its liberal use of incendiary chilli peppers and tongue-tingling Sichuan peppercorns. Unlike most Asian cuisines which strike a balance between the four flavours of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, Sichuan food celebrates seven flavours to deliver a bigger punch.
Expect to be ‘wowed’ by each dish which delicately balances hot, sour, sweet, pungent, bitter, aromatic and spicy. To help counter the hottest plates, Sichuan cuisine is often accompanied by cooling accompaniments, such as cucumber and pickled vegetables.
The feast will feature 8 courses (‘8’ is an auspicious number for the Chinese after all) with some ‘cooling’ appetisers to start so as to whet the appetite for the onslaught of “heat” to come.
To kickstart the evening, we will begin with a welcome drink and a card reading (yes, we have a card reader) for everyone who comes (feel free to ask one complimentary question each).
Moreover, to counter the spiciness and quench our thirst, we have arranged for a selection of wines to complement each dish. Feel free to bring your own milk (or maotai) though if you need to quench some of the spice!
For the wines, we have whites (Riesling + Sauvignon blanc) as well as a red that will be served chilled to counter the spiciness of the cuisine.
As usual, our spots for our bespoke events are limited so we operate on a first payment, first reservation policy since we underwrite all costs.
To save your spot, please complete the following form and process payment using PayMe (+852 67670663) or by wiring to HSBC (FPS number: 4326559) and notifying us upon doing so. Thank you!
Dress code: Hot and saucy
NB: All drinks and entertainment included
Location: to be revealed a week prior to the event (HK island side)