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RASBJ end-of-year gathering with a talk by Great Wall expert William Lindesay OBE, followed by dinner (in-person).
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WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 2021. People will begin to gather at 6:30 PM Beijing time; the talk is from 7-8 PM, followed by dinner.
WHERE: BB Art Cafe & Gallery, The New Mall, M01-03, at Xidan Cultural Square, no. 180 Xidan North Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. Telephone number: 135 8154 7743 (Sun Xingang). The address in Chinese：北京市西城区西单北大街180号 西单更新场M01-02 芭莎艺术下午茶 （更新场店）
HOW MUCH: RMB 300 for RASBJ members, RMB 400 for non-members. This includes a buffet dinner plus two drinks. Places are limited to 40 to comply with anti-COVID regulations. All places will be allocated strictly in order of time of payment. Members plus 1 guest enjoy priority until December 4.
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: Join RASBJ to give thanks as we near the end of a hugely successful 2021 – and look forward to a promising New Year! William Lindesay will give a keynote talk about William Geil (1865-1925), who explored the Great Wall more than a century ago and inspired Lindesay to follow in his footsteps. The talk will be followed by a buffet dinner catered by Xiao Susu Xidan, which is just downstairs.
Autumn Shade Salad
Eggplant & okra tossed with herbs, sesame and peanuts.
Shrimp & Pork Roll
Homemade peanut dip.
Crispy tofu and rice roll wrap. Fermented rice dip.
Classic Fried Spring Roll
Shrimp, taro, yam bean. Herbs to wrap, fish sauce
[for vegetarians, substitute veggie fried rolls]
Viet Tacos Platter
Beef & Chicken (Tofu for vegetarians) rolled in corn or flour tortillas,
with homemade salsas and dips.
La Vong Fish
Hanoi legend on a sizzling plate.
Snakehead fillets, fennel leaves, turmeric, scallions.
Mix w/ vermicelli, fresh herbs, fish gravy.
No. 10 Chicken Leg
Pan-fried w/ lemongrass, lemon juice & fish sauce.
Taro root, okra, mushroom, lemongrass, tofu. With baguette.
Blanched, with a potent fish sauce dip.
Susu Peking Pie
Apple, peach & candied hawthorn, w/ vanilla ice cream.
(two glasses included)
Vietnamese Lime Soda
Passionfruit Cumquat Soda
NOTE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions in advance of the Winter Olympics, plans involving public spaces are subject to change; apologies in advance for any inconvenience.