Cantonese CHOWMEET II -Thurs. Nov. 29th - THANKS Charles!
I just wanted to thank Charles Yu on behalf of the group for arranging this "encore" ChowMeet event.
Personally, it was my very first ChowMeet after many years of antagonizing and annoying others on here, and it was fun to come out and meet some of the gang!
For those who attended, I'm James, the big fella' all in black who sat beside Peppermint Pate - if you're unsure, you can see a photo here: www.jamesking.ca
Others who attended the encore event pleas say Hello!, since we exchanged names, but I only know screen-names, not first names, and feel free to post photos below. :-)
Thanks Again, Charles!
...and I'm looking forward to the OMEI Giant Lobster ChowMeet :-)
I was at the table next to Charles' and have to say that my husband and I really enjoyed last night. Thanks again, Charles. What a great opportunity we had to try so many exquisite tastes. I was impressed with the variety of tastes and by the amount of time involved in creating some of the dishes. Am still in awe with the way the chicken was carved....and the taste and texture of the chicken skin will stay with me for a long time. An added plus was getting to know other chowhounders and swapping tips and information.
Thank you Charles for hosting - not one, but two(!) - dinners to accommodate hungry CH'ers! Realized we should have taken a group shot .. but that involves people in my photos. Scary thought. Good to meet you guys and put faces to handles.
Photos from the evening are attached (they will be eventually. I did not like the colour (too orange! what the hey?) on them - something's funky with my Photoshop settings *shakes fist*
http://www.foodpr0n.com -- food. is. love.
Another thanks to Charles!
I am Norm (sitting to the left of Uncle Andrew) if you are trying to figure out from faces, pictures are here ( http://www.flickr.com/people/bytepusher/photosof/ )
Here is the flickr set of the best of the photos I shot of the food
Yes, a great night!
The highlights for me were the excellent sauce on the pork belly, (I needed more sauce and some rice: ) ), the outstanding Lobster and yes, the Grouper with Yellowing Chives, all excellent. :-) Oh, and the chicken was great, too! Honestly, it all was pretty great - good job Charles. :-)
Can't wait for next time :-)
Thanks for getting this conversation started Toronto Tips.
Many thanks to Charles Yu for putting together this encore performance. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the company. Charles did a terrific job organizing the menu, welcoming each of us, coordinating things with the restaurant staff and describing each item. Every item was a winner, but the perfectly cooked Grouper with yellowing chives was my favourite.
It was also my first Chowmeet, but thanks to this experience I am confident that it will not be my last.
Thanks to all of you who participated.
Andrew (Uncle Andrew, the guy in the suit)