Chinese Wedding Banquet with Chef Susur Lee
To commemorate the year of the black dragon, we held a wedding banquet feast prepared by superstar chef Susur Lee in collaboration with the master chefs at Shun Lee. Chinese cuisine will take center stage as our guests feast on a traditional wedding banquet with eight auspicious courses. Each dish is selected not only for its deliciousness but also to inspire long life and prosperity to the new bride and groom. At this cabaret-style dinner, we were serenaded during dinner with musical performances from Broadway veterans and our evening’s “bride and groom” Dina Morishita (lead role in Disney’s Aladdin) and Welly Yang (lead role in Miss Saigon). The two talents met on stage while performing as lovers in Yang’s musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s Wedding Banquet and then went on to become actual bride and groom.
Presided over by celebrity chef and Top Chef master Susur Lee (Lee’s, Toronto; Chinois, Singapore; Zentan, Washington, D.C.) and the author of Susur: A Culinary Life, the banquet took place at the sumptuous Shun Lee Palace, often referred to as the best Chinese restaurant in the New York.
After the feast, we toasted the bride and groom as we usher in the year of the black dragon with premium cognac pairings by D’USSE.
May 3, 2012
Chinese Wedding Banquet Shun Lee Palace
Chef Susur Lee
Featuring singers Dina Morishita & Welly Yang
Dinner served with D'USSE Cognac
Photos: Vanessa Rees