Saturday, February 20, 2010
YEAR OF THE GOLDEN TIGER!!!
Six of us celebrated here tonight for the last night of Chinese New Year. Next year will go earlier in the celebration week as they were out of a lot of the special dishes. Will not blog the entire meal but here are the highlights [my opinions]:
Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio was a great bottle of wine for the price [$34].
Three orders of Duck Breast and Clevedon Fried Oyster appetizers were almost big enough and rich enough for entrées [$15].
Australian Abalone appetizer was tiny and beautifully presented and worth the price [$15].
Mystery Box: a phyllo pastry box of shredded pork looked good [$10].
Outstanding entrées seemed to be the Orchard Crispy Shrimp [a Forbidden City signature dish $19], my Cheng Du Ribs were a huge portion of soy marinated goodness served with baby Bok Choy [$20] and the Mandarin Orange Beef which is a popular item on their regular menu $18].
Three desserts to share were the Pecan Tort which was more pecan than tort [$7] and two orders of Sorbet [$6] Pomegranate and my Lychee Blossom Jalapeño which was superb! And love their Tea menu; a Green Tea and two Jasmine Teas.
bloginfo: Forbidden City is one of my favorite restaurants.
blognote: Mario was not our server but he stopped by and was able to survey the table; service by Lilly was however very good.