‘Meet the Speakers’ Dinner

Join us for a “Meet the Speakers” event, at the Wangfujing QuanJuDe Roast Duck Restaurant on Monday, 10 November 2014.

Quanjude is probably the most famous Roast Duck restaurant in China, if not the world.  In a city renowned for Peking Roast Duck, this is quite an accolade!

The history of the roast duck can be traced back to as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) when it was listed among the imperial dishes in the Complete Recipes for Dishes and Beverages, written in 1330 by Hu Sihui, an inspector of the imperial kitchen.  The first restaurant to bear the name Quanjude opened in 1864 during the reign of the Qing Emperor Tongzhi.  Due to its high standards, the restaurant's fame spread rapidly and several locations are now open in Beijing.

The art of roasting ducks evolved from techniques used to prepare suckling pigs. For more than a century, specialist chefs have developed the idea that the skin of the duck should be so soft and crisp that it melts in the mouth. In applying the traditional method of preparation, the chefs at Quanjude pay particular attention to the quality of the duck, the supporting dishes and the type of wood burned in the oven.

Our banquet includes dishes using different parts of the duck, for which Quanjude is famous.  This dinner offers a great opportunity to meet the speakers and colleagues in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Tickets cost $50 when ordered in advance with registration and include a Roast Duck banquet menu including wine, beer and soft drinks.


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