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junzi chef's study: Nixon in China

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junzi Bryant Park

135 West 41st Street

near 6th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

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Welcome to the Chef’s Study at Junzi, a renewed dinner series examining the confluence of Chinese cuisine and the rest of the world. Every month, through a collaborative tasting menu, we will explore the evolving narrative of contemporary Chinese cuisine, which we previously called Junzi Chef’s Table.

ABOUT THE DINNER

On February 21st, 1972, following years of diplomacy, advance work, and secret visits, President Richard Nixon sat down in the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square for the welcome banquet put together by Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and the People’s Republic of China.

And as it was televised, thousands, if not millions, of American citizens sat themselves in front of their televisions and watched in full color: President Nixon struggling with chopsticks, drinking maotai, visibly wincing during the appetizers and grinning when Peking duck was finally served.

Half of the dinner itself was designed to pander to the Americans: white bread served with every course, orange soda to drink and a Chinese marching band that played “Home on the Range.” The other half was more cultural provocation designed on part of the hardline Communists: texturally challenging seafood dishes, fermented eggs, and infamously strong alcohol.

At last, the dinner was a bit of a watershed moment for Chinese cuisine in America. And we wanted to revisit and recreate that moment, in all its firsts and its follies.

MENU


“WELCOME BANQUET MENU, 21ST FEB 1972"
SMOKED SALTED MEAT
SPONGY BAMBOO SHOOTS AND EGG-WHITE CONSOMMÉ
STEAMED CHICKEN WITH COCONUT
FOUR TREASURES OF DUCK
ALMOND JUNKET
PLUM BLOSSOM DUMPLING

Wine & cocktail pairings are available with additional cost


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How much is the ticket?

The dinner ticket is $78 per person, including service fee. You could choose to add wine & cocktail pairings with an additional $20.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please bring a photo ID with you if you plan to order the wine & cocktail pairings. No alcohol will be served to persons under 21 years of age.

I have some special meal requests!

Please contact ruoyin@junzi.us if you have any dietary inquries. At this time, we are not able to accommodate vegan or celiac diets as well as any allergies or aversions to gluten or alliums.

Pictured: President Nixon and Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, left, in Shanghai at the end of Nixon’s visit. Photography credit Bettmann/Corbis


Location

junzi Bryant Park

135 West 41st Street

near 6th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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