This Friday 1/31 is Chinese New Year; here's wishing everyone a wonderful, prosperous year of the horse!
This past Saturday, we hosted a Chinese New Year banquet and cultural event for the regional MIT alumni association. The event included a 17-dish, 3-course meal, 3 traditional Chinese dances and an afternoon of conversation and celebration. Some of the highlights in terms of food:
* Chicken in Chili Oil Appetizer
* Spinach in Ginger Sauce Appetizer
* Dan Dan Noodles
* Pumpkin Soup
* Crispy Whole Fish with Pine Seeds
* Hot and Spicy Shrimp
* Baby Bok Choy with Mushrooms
The dances were spectacular, and included a GeGe (Manchurian Princess) Dance of the Qing Dynasty, "Red Coral of the East" - a dance mimicking the movement of coral reefs swaying with the current, and "Bamboo Woods" - a dance inspired by the Dai ethnicity of Southwestern China. Enjoy the pictures below!
This is the latest of an increasing number of special events that Pin Wei has hosted. Our restaurant has seen baby showers, birthday parties, and even a wedding reception. Let us know if you'd like to host a special event at our restaurant; we'd be happy to work with you!
Highlights from this past Saturday:
I'm a management consultant full-time, have a passion for good food, and help out at my in-laws' restaurant when I can. It's been a real journey watching them start this restaurant from scratch, sharing in both the good and bad times, and thinking of ways to improve the customer experience. We can't say we have it down pat, but we won't stop trying.