by Julie Wallis twitter.com/Nicenic63
Charity Moon Feast-ival with Chung Ying
Last night Birmingham celebrated the Moon festival for the second time, this time as a fund raiser for Birmingham big art project.
Hosted by James Wong, MD of Chung Ying and chair of the Chinese festival committee. Our fab foodie adventure started at at Ching Ying Central where canapés were served, the Vietnamese spring rolls made with pork and prawn were outstanding and very popular. My Shanghai Rose cocktail was lovely too.
A group photo outside involving all 80-100 of the attendees then a short walk to Chung Ying Cantonese for starters, which included spare ribs, vegetable won ton, wafer wrapped king prawns and sesame toast. All washed down with a glass of wine.
Our final destination was Chung Ying Garden where were spoilt with a beautiful sit down banquet including salt & chilli chicken, sea bass Thai style, king prawns with cashew and crispy shredded lamb. With moon cake to finish and an oriental wine selection as well as wine on the table. As this was the banquet we were seated according to a table plan, much like a wedding seating plan and that gave us a chance to mingle with some new people.
The band were The Atlantic Players and played a fabulous selection of old school rhythm and blues and southern soul classics. They really added to the party atmosphere and were a great choice of entertainment for the evening getting everyone up to dance.
A huge raffle with some fantastic prizes which included: An overnight stay at Park Regis hotel, 4 x first class train tickets to London and lunch for 8 people at Chung Ying central made sure that lots of funds were raised for the Birmingham big art project.
A guess the price of all the drink game proved popular, with the winner getting all the drinks that they had guessed the price of. The whole event was a lot of fun and raised lots of funds for a great project. I will remember my first restaurant crawl for ever.
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Julie was invited to the Moon Feast-ival on behalf of #BrumHour and even won a prize! This is not a sponsored post.