CTS Feast No.9: Xiang Yang Cheng, 672 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds. Phone: 9372 7128
Our CTS Feast at Xiang Yang Cheng was a truly memorable occasion.
I remain surprised that only just half over the allocated seating was booked – this was and is, it seems to be, just the kind of food that is ideal for such an event.
No matter … no matter at all.
Because those of us who did indulge had a thoroughly grand time.
And with a smaller group, it was all very relaxed and rather intimate.
I really enjoyed getting around our four tables and having chats with everyone.
And that was made easier by the very nature of the food an its preparation – what may have taken a half-hour so to consume if brought plated to our tables ended up taking more than two hours of rambling indulgence.
Many thanks to the XYC staff, including Larry, Zi and Alicia, for taking such good care of us.
Thanks, also, to Nat, Marc, Paul, Marketa, Jenni, Bronwyn, Adam, Philippa, Milena, Paul, Christine, Lisa and Julian for making it.
But perhaps the most thanks should go to someone who was absent.
One of my first contacts at XYC was Peggy.
Peggy is off being a new mum but it was she who devised the broad and representative menu selections that graced each of our tables.
A lot of thought obviously went into it – and thus was vindicated my decision to leave our meal up to the staff and not bother cherry-picking it myself.
What a spread we had.