Grand Sichuan get together
This is shaping up to be quite a party!
So far, I've heard from Elaine, Cindy, Bill, Cathy (cferrone), Steve, Diane, Lauren, Lisa, Janet, and Cathy (ChelseaSF).
The date is Feb 15, and, since a couple people asked for "later" in the evening, I think 8 is good.
If anyone else wants in, please email me soon. I will call the restaurant early next week to plan.
Has anyone (either in the above list or not) got ideas on how to plan this? With 11 people so far, should we still all order separately? Let the manager handle it? or what?
Since it's going to be such a large group and it seems like folks are interested in trying specialties and more "exotic" dishes, I think Dave's suggestion to let the management make a few recommendations is a good one. I would imagine that they're used to handling big parties. In any case, a big thanks to Peter for orchestrating this!
8pm sounds good. What I suggest is we can each order what we want but then share it in a smorgasbord. We just have to make sure we don't end up with 5 chicken dishes :-) So we order 1 of everything like 1 chicken dish, one fish dish, one veggie dish, one noodle dish etc. to suit all palates. Let me know if you (or anyone else) thinks this is a good/bad idea. I'm open to any suggestions. :-)
Please count me in! This sounds like it's gonna be
I totally agree with the smorgasbord idea but IMO
one dish of everything will not be enough to go
around such as 1 chicken, 1 fish, for several
people. Maybe we could confer at the table
(people state their favorites) and also leave
ourselves open to the waiter's suggestions and
daily specials. I recently went to Ping's
with 5 friends and we ordered a few apps plus
shrimp, noodles, sea bass, chicken, 2-3 veg dishes,
and everyone was happy. Ruby