Sweet Journey with Chinese Herbs
When fall is coming, we’ll expect the fifthteen of the 24 Solar Terms - Bailu (White Dew) on September 8th. Fou Gallery is delighted to invite chef Yuan Wang to design a special afternoon tea and dessert journey with Chinese herbs, inspired by our current exhibition Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things. For this collaboration, in tandem with the theme of 24 Solar Terms and Chinese medicine, Yuan Wang will host a short tasting menu that responds to the exhibition, exploring the theme of early fall.
Audiovisual installation Cabinets: Chinese Medicine looks like a traditional Chinese medicine cabinet. In the video, different drawers will open to reveal the traditional Chinese medicine contained. In the work, Liu Chang chose an open interpretation for the audience:"Chinese medicine is a very interesting and mysterious subject. In addition to science, knowledge, one also needs experience and belief to understand it. A prescription of Chinese medicine not only includes various types of herbs but also implies inexplicable belief or prayer. This is a system mixed with convergence and confusion, similar to the way how people practice Tai Chi."
In the special menu, Yuan Wang blended Chinese herbs (rhubarb, yam, and herbs) into Western-style and Japanese-style cuisines, such as cheesecake, jelly and sticky rice mochi. while in the choice of special drinks are inspired by Chinese herbal tea, an age old tradition in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macau to repel internal humidity and heat. Both the chef Yuan Wang and the artist Liu Chang have experiences living in China and in United States, and this special event reflects their exploration in the profound differences between the eastern and western culture. You can walk through the exhibition, appreciate the artworks while trying the small plates and drinks created by the chef.
Together with Liu and Yuan, we get to enjoy a flavorful and inspiring experience that brings art into life.
Menu | 菜单
3 Course Desserts
Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Rhubarb Sauce
Sparkling Rose in Nagaimo Yam
Sticky Rice Mochi in Four Flavour of Chinese Herbs: American GinsenG/Mugwort/Chestnut/Red Dates and Goji, Topping with Coconut Shred or Macha
2 Special Drinks
Honey Winter Melon with Herbal Jelly
Chinese Herbs in Autumn Specialty: Honeysuckle Flower, Lily, Tangerine Peel, Licorice and Astragalus
Menu | 菜单
草药口味糯米雪媚娘 - 西洋参/艾草/栗子/红枣枸杞，配椰丝或抹茶
秋季草药特饮： 金银花, 茉莉花, 陈皮, 甘草, 北芪, 苦丁