The stars couldn’t have aligned more perfectly for this event. First, I was excited to have my idea chosen by Foodbuzz for this months 24×24*! Second, the weekend we chose for our party also happened to be a holiday weekend in China. So, in addition to celebrating friends and home, we were celebrating Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔ Jié 端午节)!
*Each month Foodbuzz showcases 24 food bloggers as they host a meal in the same 24 hours and blog about it on the same day.
My idea for the party was to create a fusion of American/Western dishes and Chinese/Eastern dishes. I supplied all of the Western dishes and, with the help of a friend, two of the Chinese dishes. I was also delighted when guests offered to bring traditional dishes. Here’s what we came up with! Full menu listed below the photos!
|The guests – minus the two people who snuck past my camera!|
|Guests filling up their plates!|
|Happy to have been a part of his first chocolate chip cookie|
|Jesse being shown how to open the traditional Dragon Boat Festival dumpling – 粽子|
|Sneaking some fruit|
|Full bellies, enjoying the entertainment|