Monday, February 6, 2012
Sizzling Communications introduced the inaugural series of Reel Eats by kicking it off with film director Ang Lee's "Man Woman Eat Drink". Hosted out of the working loft of Chef Vanessa Yeung's Aphrodite Cooks and co-anchored by
Sushi Making for the Soul, we are transported to the menu of the film. It may be Reel Eats but this is just real good.
The film menu included: Year of the Dragon Winter melon soup; Jia-Chien Snow Pea Shoots sauteed with garlic; Family Unity Chicken and Cucumber Salad; Chef Chu's Abundant Blessings braised pork belly with choi sum (my favorite dish of the evening); Double happiness Taiwanese clams; Shan Shan's Ginger Chicken potstickers (as it turns out the dumplings are a Yeung family tradition); Lucky steamed rice and the happy endings come via deep fried bananas with ginger ice cream.
The Antartic Book of Cooking and Cleaning"; playwright, Diane Tso and Gemini nominated actress, Grace Lynn Kung. Rounding out this presentation included comments from Sang Kim, one of the presenting chefs.
Reel Eats is a series in the making, so we are just getting warmed up. There will be more to follow. Next up will be one of my most favorite food films of all time "The Big Night" which will be held at The Big Ragu on Monday, February 27th. Like "Eat Drink Man Woman" the menu will once again be replicated and let me tell you this will be an epic evening of food in true Italian style, hosted by the BR's chef and big fella, Carmine Accogli. Catch a glimpse of what is in store for us at The Big Night at The Big Ragu. I think what ultimately makes this event so special is surrounding yourself with like minded folk who just love to sit down and indulge in great food and great wines. Life just doesn't get much better than this.
I'd like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my fellow diners and epicurean pals: Chef Scott Savoie (@culinaryadvco) ; Pop up resto sammie slammer, Matt Basile aka Fidel Gastro; The coolest baking chick I know, the delightful Ms. Paula Costa (@dragonskitchen)
; Peter Minaki (@kalofagas)the King of all things Greek; the charming Ms. Mardi (@eatlivtravrite) and of course the effervescent Chef Rossy Earle (@pancancooks & @supicucu)
and last but not least, my second daughter Kyla Zanardi (@kylazanardi). Aside from the amazing food & libations it is the company that makes this night so special. Of course it doesn't hurt when Chef Vanessa Yeung keeps a study stream of extra Ginger Chicken dumplings coming my way. Thanks Vanny! MamaCoop really appreciated it.
For more information on future Reel Eats or to purchase tickets contact Mary Luz Mejia at 416.992.2644 or via email at email@example.com