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Flavours of the Orient

My blogging is falling way behind!  Sorry!  This past weekend we had the "Flavours of the Orient" evening at the local Lyric Theatre.  It was a great night.  Unfortunately I had precious little time to take pictures.

I made 140 napkins folded into kimonos!  Starched and ironed them all!  They were in black and we laid a nicely monogrammed set of chopsticks over each like a samurai sword.

We had a wonderful 7 course Chinese meal.  It was a special meal, like you would expect at a wedding or special occasion.  It was fantastic.  This was the menu....

Deep Fried Crab Claw with Shrimp Mousse

Honey Glazed Barbequed Pork

Grand Peking Duck

Wok seared Filet of Basa in Szechuan Sauce, stuffed with shrimp, onion and peppers, cooked in sesame oil

Hunan Beef tossed with Julienned Vegetables topped with Nuts

Shanghai Lo-Mein with Spiced Meat Sauce Topping

Fresh Mango Ice Cream

We had classical piano music, sitar and some very nice 70's rock and roll.


  1. Sounds like a very delicious and special meal! Love the kimono napkins and the ambiance sounds delightful:)

  2. Sarah! Is that you in the first photo? You are absolutely gorgeous! The napkins are incredible - that was truly a labour of love! Who cooked the meal and what was the occasion for? It sounds utterly, divine!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic evening. Diane

  4. Oh what a night, Sarah! And what a menu! I'm loving the kimono napkin idea, very clever!

  5. Those napkins are adorable! YOu are a brave woman to make peking duck... I bet it was fabulous. It was a great menu, I hope your fans were appreciative!!!

  6. Looks like a wonderful evening. I'd not have wanted to starch and iron 140 napkins!

  7. I don't know all the flavours of the dishes, but they sound wonderful!

  8. Sounds like fun, Sarah. Love the napkins!

  9. I love these napkins! I am salivating at the thought of that refined and delicious food~


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