OK the number I made reservations for was 25. They are really looking forward to having us, and 25 people works very well with the tables they have in mind, two large rounds that hold 12 each. One table might be a little tight,but they were quick to point out thats Chinese style.
I stopped in today and got a brief run down of the menu. There was a little issue in deciphering the menu the chef left. Im not sure if it was the handwriting or the fact that it was written in Chinese or a bit of both. From what we could gather it looks like this.
Traditional Taiwanese ten coarse feast
cold plate-beef tongue,tofu,wine marinated chicken,smoked fish
shell on prawns two ways
tea smoked duck
a lobster and garlic dish
small fish cooked in bamboo steamer
fish and mushroom rolls
special Chinese mushrooms with vegetables
some sort of dim sum
As I said, I didnt get a "detailed" menu, but from what I can see it looks great. They noted that this style of feast does not usually include pork and relies more heavily on items from the sea.
They will discuss how they want to handle drink orders,and it seems separate tickets for everybody on drinks is the way its going to go.
As some of the items are hard to source and will be brought in special for the meal,they asked me to put up a deposit. I dont mind doing that at all,,just please dont leave me hanging and not show up. Cool?
The tall one wants white toast, dry, with nothin' on it.
And the short one wants four whole fried chickens, and a Coke.