Taiwanese Pub Dinner at Jimmy’s No. 43 and Ticket Giveaway


Last week, we told you about Cathy Erway’s forthcoming cookbook, The Food of Taiwan, and promotional events in New York City.  We now have details about the “Taiwanese Pub Dinner” Cathy is hosting at gastronome’s paradise, Jimmy’s No. 43.

Analogizing the idea of a communal family dinner in Taiwan with the communal feeling of a pub, the dinner, co-sponsored by TAP-NY, will be a five-course meal that puts a “bar food” spin on well-known Taiwanese dishes.  For instance, Three Cup Chicken is re-imagined in wing form, and gua boa will be the new sliders.

Here’s the full menu:

  • Specialty Cocktail with Taiwan Beer and Kavalan Whisky invented by sommelier Belinda Chang
  • Amuse-Bouche (a surprise that is Cathy’s Taiwanese interpretation of French frisée salad with poached egg)
  • Steamed Clams with Rice Wine, Chilies and Basil
  • San Bei Ji (三杯鸡 / 三杯雞) Wings
  • Popcorn Fried King Oyster Mushrooms
  • Taiwanese Hamburger (aka gua bao (割包), with pork belly)
  • Pineapple Cake (凤梨酥 / 鳳梨酥) à la Mode

Being a pub dinner,  there has to be beer — Taiwan Beer to be exact.  Other drinks from Jimmy’s will be available for purchase.

You’ll also be able to pick up a copy of The Food of Taiwan that night.  We have a copy, and believe us, you’re going to want to.

The dinner will be an intimate affair with limited seating. Tickets are $45, and the book is $30.  You can reserve your place and signed copy of the book here.  But before you do, you should know…

We’re giving away a seat at this Taiwanese table!  For your chance to win and enjoy this Taiwanese food with a twist, send an email [edit: by 11:59 PM Sunday] to beyondchinatown@gmail.com with the subject line “The Food of Taiwan”.  We’ll pick a name on Saturday night and let the winner know then Monday morning.

Good luck!

Sunday, March 29, 7 – 9 PM
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. 7th St.
$45/ticket; $30/book (optional)

Photo by Pete Lee, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt