Treasures of Yunnan Province
" a very special mushroom hotpot dining event "
The Bailliage hosted a very special mushroom hotpot dining event at a private Chinese club in Hanoi.
Twenty very lucky guests enjoyed the event which featured 10 mushroom varieties foraged from China's Yunnan Province as well as delicacies from the most southwestern province in China.
Yunnan cuisine is an amalgam of the cuisines of the Han Chinese and other ethnic minority groups. As the province with the largest number of ethnic minority groups, Yunnan cuisine is vastly varied, and it is difficult to make generalisations. Many dishes are quite spicy, and mushrooms are featured prominently.
The diverse environment of the province is beneficial to the growth of a variety of plants and animals. Yunnan is known as the “fungus kingdom”, “plant kingdom” and “animal kingdom”. It is one of the regions with the most abundant edible wild mushroom varieties in China - there are more than 250 kinds!
Champagne Louis Roederer NV
served in a savoury wild mushroom
and black chicken soup
Velvet Shank | Morels | Boletes
Golden Ear | Red cracked boletes
Chicken of the woods | Matsutake
Chanterelles | Cordyceps | Bamboo mushrooms
Accompaniments in order of service
Grouper | Handmade shrimp slip | Fresh squid
“Enjoy cooked to temperature”
Australian Wagyu beef | Black mountain goat
Peking duck | Fried grasshopper
‘Broad-flavoured’ sausage | Spicy jellyfish
Salad with black mushrooms | Squid and cucumber
Vegetable and mushroom platter
“Enjoy fully cooked”
An in-depth accolade describing each of the main dishes in minute detail was given by Bailli Délégué Raj Taneja.
The Bailliage is now looking forward to the next event being a sumptuous Alba white truffle dinner at Cugini, again in Hanoi, on November 19th.
Members, honoured guests and friends who care deeply about advancing food, beverage and hospitality in Vietnam are sure to be there for what promises to be an exclusive dinner featuring the highly coveted gastronomic delights with their unforgettable flavour.
Rajesh “Raj” Taneja
Member of the Conseil Magistral