Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City
Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 6:30-8:30pm
Jean-Georges Vongerichten , Owner, 66, Jean-Georges and Spice Market
Phil Suarez, Owner, Suarez Restaurant Group LLC
Patricia Yeo, Owner, Sapa Restaurant
Handel Lee, Owner, Three-on-the-Bund (Shanghai)
Michael Tong, Owner, Shun Lee
Harley Spiller, Collector of Chinese menus
Moderator: Mimi Sheraton, Food Writer
Chinese food was the first Asian cuisine to become well known to mainstream America, first along the coasts and then in the heartland. Join culinary experts for a discussion of �Why Chinese Food?� moderated by renowned food writer Mimi Sheraton. Panelists will discuss the evolution of Chinese cuisine from Chop Suey joints to high-end cuisine, the shift to pan-Asian themes and other influences in Chinese cuisine and how current western interpretations of Chinese food are impacting contemporary cuisine in China. Mr. Spiller�s historical collection of Chinese menus will be displayed to underscore the dramatic changes that have occurred over time in Chinese cuisine, and the evening will be punctuated by a Dim Sum reception.
Asia Society has a website devoted to Asian food, restaurants, cooking schools and ingredients. Please see www.AsiaFood.org for more information.
To register (credit card orders only), please print and fill out this registration form. Fax to 212-517-8315. You may also contact the Asia Society Box Office by phone at 212-517-2742, M-F 10am to 5pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by noon October 24.