Privy Chase Lunar New Year
This is a picture of my 5th course. If you think this was a family-style meal, then you'd be wrong! This humongous lobster was my individual serving. If you've been to Newport Seafood, you know that the lobster is their signature dish. It's a must-order. This was my first time going to the Beverly Hills location. I've been to the San Gabriel location many times, but never did I get an entire lobster to myself. Executive Chef Henry Hua and Court of Master Sommelier Mary Thompson really went out of their way to make sure each dish was delectable.
1st course: Crispy Vegetable Eggrolls and Pork and Napa Cabbage Dumplings paired with a Louis Sipp Cremant d'Alsace.
2nd course: Crispy Soft Shelled Crab with Citrus Salad paired with a Grenaudiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie.
3rd course: Steamed Black Cod paired with a Barboursville Vineyards, Viognier Reserve, Virginia.
4th course: Braised Duck with Pickled Vegetables paired with a Bonnerland, Pinot Noir, Monterey.
5th course: Newport House Lobster and Longevity Noodles paired with a Chateau Moulin Blanchon 2010 Haut Medoc Reserve.
6th course: Sweet Sesame Rice Balls with Sweet Ginger Soup paired with a Chateau Doisy-Daene Barsac 05. The entertainment for the night was also fabulous. Privy flew in crooner Christopher Yahng from Taipei just for the occasion. Wow, what a voice! The live band was great as well and Chris was like a Michael Buble with his suave style and voice. Such a nice guy too. We got to talking after he performed.
I had such a great time. I really felt like I started off my new year with a bang! Year of the Sheep, here I come! I'd like to thank Privy and Chase Bank for putting on the event and thinking I was cool enough to be invited. I met some really fun people in the community and that's always the best part of any event I attend. Good food and even better company! There was also some press of me attending the event so if you'd like to check it out, here's the link.