The Special Feasts committee arranges lunches or cooking demonstrations at restaurants or other venues. The focus is on Asian cooking, curated by the Committee with the assistance of a country specialist to ensure authenticity of the cuisine. Special Feasts are scheduled 4 to 5 times per year. It is a wonderful way to try out new restaurants, sample tasting menus and get to know your fellow AAF members over a meal. In addition to arranging Special Feasts, in December, the Committee assists the AAF Board with the Holiday Party and in the spring, organizes a membership potluck following the last speaker of the calendar year. Members enjoy the culinary treats prepared by colleagues, and feast on delicious reminders of time spent in Asia.
These are the cuisines and venues of recent Special Feasts:
Zentan – Japanese 9/29/16
Far East Restaurant – Chinese Dim Sum 11/4/16
Yayla Bistro – Turkish 10/3/2017
Mi La Cay – Vietnamese 11/6/2017
Q by Peter Chang (Bethesda) – Szechuan Chinese – 1/16/2018
Bistro Aracosia – Afghan 4/20/2018
Rasika West End – Indian incl. cooking demonstration by chef 10/6/2018
Bangkok Garden – Thai 2/26/2019
House of Milae – Korean 10/8/2019
Wang Dynasty – Chinese 11/14/2019
Cooking demonstration and lunch by acclaimed Philippine chef, Evelyn Bunoan at her home
Demonstration of Laotian cooking by Chef Seng, Chief Chef of Bangkok Golden Restaurant, Falls Church, VA.