I am glad this is a long weekend. It allows me to catch my breath and catch up on sleep. I am half groggy sitting here right now.
Do you Facebook?
I had setup the chowtimes fan page on Facebook last night — finally! There was a lot of help I got from Me Plus Food who pointed me in the right direction.
If you are on Facebook, you can do a search for chowtimes and you should land on the chowtimes fan page. Be a fan … please? I was told that I need at least 25 fans before I can get a pretty URL like http://facebook.com/chowtimes.
Chowtimes is also on Twitter too. Our Twitter page is on http://twitter.com/chowtimes.
The 8GTCC Project UpdateThe response is pretty good to the Discovery of the Hunan Cuisine dinner. After 24 hours, we have 31 people confirmed and another 21 people who had not confirmed yet. At the rate we are going, there is a chance that we will probably take up the entire restaurant!
I had sent emails to some of you from my email@example.com account. Just as a reminder … for some who wonder why you had not received my email even though you had indicated your interest in attending, my email could possibly be in your spam folder. Look in there for me, please and take me off your spam list? For some reason, emails from my chowtimes account often end up in email spam folders.
The project team and I are excited about the dinner.
Thinking of Exotic CoffeeI have something new brewing, pun intended. We have in our hands some Kopi Luwak courtesy of a reader. We might even have Blue Mountain coffee too, courtesy of another reader.
So am trying to organize a fun event. It will be something along the line of a light lunch and then adjourn to a nice place for the coffee. We had already identified the place which is just perfect for a cuppa after lunch.
I am thinking of doing a blind tasting sort of thing and see if we can contrast the taste between:
- the most expensive coffee in the world which has passed through the digestive system of a civet cat
- one of the most expensive and prized coffee noted for its lack of bitterness
- a more common Arabica coffee from Italy
I’ll let the Hunan thingy over first before I do this next one. This too will be fun for sure!
Thinking of Suckling PigI had been bombarded literally with suggestions and discussions of Suckling Pig the whole week long. Now I can’t shake it out of my head. Now I am determined to hunt for the best suckling pig in Metro Vancouver.
Suanne and I remember very well the excellent Suckling Pig when we were in Madrid last summer. That was in a restaurant called Sobrino Botin which is the oldest restaurant in the world — well, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That was some awesome meal in such a historical setting. Goya worked there as a waiter and Hemingway dined there often too.
So far I only know of … La Brasserie and the Irish Heather — both places I had never been to before. Are there any other places you know of?
Jackie Chan Selling Fish in SingaporeHe he he … Angie sent me a link and I thought it was so funny. I just gotta share this with you.
This guys looks like Jackie Chan, doesn’t he?
He is NOT Jackie Chan. He is a fishmonger in Singapore. Apparently he is very popular because he resembles Jackie Chan — the nose, the hair and the muscles.
Read all about it here.
Last But Not Least … Happy Easter!It’s a long weekend. Sometimes I feel that all these long weekends we have in Canada have lost its meanings. We don’t really celebrate much and we take these holidays as just another day when we don’t have to work.
Yesterday’s day off was to remember Good Friday which is a sacred day for the Christian community. Tomorrow, it is Easter. In our world today, Easter is about egg hunts and bunnies. Not too long ago, Easter was about hope, new life, salvation … and an empty tomb.
Hope you all have a good weekend as you spend it with your family and friends … and as always, EAT WELL!