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Dinner in Chinatown: Chinese New Year Special Edition
February 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Let’s spend the afternoon strolling through Boston’s Chinatown on the day of the Chinese New Year parade. We will be visiting many different locations and retail establishments during the tour such as dim sum, BBQ, Pho, hot pot, noodle shops, as well as restaurants of various cuisines. We will also stop by bakeries, bubble tea shops, herbal medicine shops, live poultry markets, grocery stores and a ginseng coop. During the last stop, we’ll enjoy a delicious dim sum together. We’ll talk about the menu and how to order, so you can come back and enjoy Chinatown on your own. The plan might be slightly changed regarding the parade and the weather condition. Please see the section description for the meeting point. Tuition includes the cost of dinner, taxes, and tip. The instructor will send a welcome information package via email one day prior to the class. Students are asked to follow Massachusetts State Guidelines regarding social distancing and to wear a mask throughout the class.
Elliot was previously an instructor for the Boston Center for Adult Education, where he shared his love of teaching Asian cooking. Focused on Chinese cooking, he taught “Dim Sum and Then Some,” teaching small plate apps and desserts. Additionally, he taught 5 course dinners, soups, and even hand-pulled noodles. Elliot gained his love of Chinese cuisine while learning from Chinese chefs and has been practicing the art for over 30 years. He also taught classes in Pho, Ramen, Korean Fried Chicken, Nepalese trekking food and Deep Dish Pizza.
Another passion is exploring neighborhoods and cultures. This led to the creation of two tours in Boston: Tour of Chinatown, where he retells its history through architecture and food, and the Historical and Pizza Tour of the North End, tracing its history from the 17th century to the modern day, stopping in to three of his favorite pizza spots.