Wúcháng Clan in da (Tea) House!

Hello! We are very excited to announce our latest Pop-up event! On the heels of the hit sensation that was last month’s first ever Dose Market, this month we’re coming back to collaborate with one of perhaps the most extraordinary seekers, blenders and purveyors of high-end teas, Rare Tea Cellar, to present Wúcháng Tea House! … Continue reading

The Make-up of a Mash-up: w/ Recipe Karella Relleno

Often we receive inquiries from guests regarding our motivations and inspirations for creating certain dining events and dishes.  We love that, actually, because it means you’re interested in what we’re doing and we couldn’t be happier.  You want to know what makes us tick; or maybe moreso, you want to know if we’re nuts or … Continue reading

How’s it Growin’

Getting into the “spring” of things yesterday, we decided to make a stop by Alison’s Organic Rooftop Garden in nearby Lincoln Park to survey those long-awaited greens we knew would be shooting up there around this time.  As you can see from the pics, she had a great crop of fresh goodies for us to … Continue reading

Come and get your Dose!

Kicking off June 5th at the River East Art Center,  Dose Market is a brand new, monthly market featuring  Chicago’s hottest purveyors of food, fashion and design…and us!  Now that the weather has finally heated up enough to bust out the sleeveless wardrobe, we will be there at the inaugural installation serving up Sichuan Style … Continue reading

TXAKOHOLIKA 2011!

For one night only, we are turning Perman Wine Selections into Txakoholika (Cho-co-holika) a Basque style Pintxos bar. Pintxo is a Basque term used for finger foods, usually a couple bites in size to accompany your Txakoli or hard apple cider. We will be putting our own X twists on Pintxos for the evening. Octopus … Continue reading

Get into the Bowl

Over the course of our journey through China and Hong Kong we encountered many forms of noodles and dumplings. It seemed that on every corner the was a small shop specializing in some form of delicious dough manipulation. From brothy to saucy, hand pulled to shaved,  with condiments from chili oil with numbing hua jiao … Continue reading

Tasty Treats and Edible Beasts From A to Z (almost)

Abalone- Live in Saikung, HK Fresh Abalone in Custard with Sweet Savory Sauce- Chengdu, Sichuan Province   Fresh Abalone with Tangerine Peel and Green Onion -Saikung HK   Blowfish “Chowder”  with Daikon and Prickly Skin – Yu Bo Family Restaurant – Chengdu   Cuttlefish-Prehistoric looking huh?       Stir-fried Cuttlefish with Garlic, Bean Paste … Continue reading

China is the spot for Food, but Sichuan is the spot for Flavor!

This here is a collection of some of our favorite “Homestyle” dishes that we encountered in Chengdu.  We will be rifting on and recreating some of these for our upcoming dinners Comfortably Numb. Although known for its street snacks and lavish banquet menus, Sichuan cuisine’s heart and soul lies within it’s “Homestyle” preparations.  These rich … Continue reading

Xiao Chi

Xiao Chi or “Little eats” are a way of life here within the food culture of Chengdu. There are a multitude of these snack-y bits everywhere. Xiao Chi can be small bowls of noodles(more on that later), gooey sticky doughnuts,  grilled skewers of anything you can imagine from duck hearts to lettuce heads to lotus … Continue reading