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“A Chinese Evening” Theme of Library’s Annual Dinner and a Movie Event Friday
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • Posted March 24, 2009

If you think you know all about Chinese cuisine, think again. Sibby Barrett of Onion Creek Kitchens and Friends of the Blanco Library have developed a creative and delicious menu that will amaze you when you attend the Blanco Library’s “Dinner and a Movie” at the Old Blanco Courthouse on March 27 at 6:00pm.

This menu, which will highlight “A Chinese Evening” theme, includes BBQ Chinese Pork, Orange Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Vegetables, Pot Sticker Dumplings, Herb Salad Spring Rolls, Garlic Broccoli, Chinese Chicken Salad, Green Tea, Chinese Almond Cookies and Mini Cheesecakes with Strawberry Sauce.

Following dinner, the movie Eat Drink Man Woman will be shown at the library beginning at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the evening, sponsored by and benefiting Friends of the Blanco Library, are $12 and available at the library. Seating and ticket sales are limited.

Each year “Dinner and a Movie” features ethnic foods and a movie that complements the evening’s theme. Known for the variety and quality of the cuisine, the evening is fast becoming a tradition for Blanco.

The featured movie this year is a 1994 release with a theme based upon the romantic relationships which give life and meaning and are as necessary to life as eating and drinking. The story revolves around a retired and widowed Chinese master chef who lives with three daughters who represent three stereotypes of women. Numerous scenes display the techniques and artistry of Chinese cooking.

“We think this year’s theme will provide a novel experience for our diners and movie goers,” Jeff Holmes, president of Friends of the Library predicts. “In the past our themes have featured Greek and Italian menus. This should be a new and exciting experience.”

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