China Dinner
Bailliage of Qingdao
Qingdao, September 8, 2018
Our first dinner replicated a Head of State banquet
" a fantastic start for the Bailliage of Qingdao "

The Bailliage’s inaugural dinner was held in the ballroom of the InterContinental Qingdao. A beautifully warm autumn evening set the scene for a first-class event attended by 22 members and distinguished guests. The gentle fragrance of lilies with live Chinese folk music created a beautiful atmosphere for this occasion.

Recently, the InterContinental Qingdao successfully organised and delivered the reception and state banquet for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit attended by eight Heads of State. Our dinner was an exact replica with the same standards including chairs, operating equipment and uniforms used for the actual event.

The beautifully-balanced menu was prepared by Executive Chef Mark Tang who had been officially appointed as the SCO State Banquet Master Chef. He introduced the delightful menu explaining in detail course by course with the highlight being the braised beef rib. Each course was perfectly paired with a variety of quality wines provided by EMW Wine Company.

The evening began with glasses of Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne. Canapés served at the reception were: vegetable jelly (asparagus, beetroot, bell pepper, olives), smoked salmon with mango salsa, French goose liver mousse with cranberry sauce.


Spinach ball wrapped with rice paper, sesame
Soy sauce marinated abalone
Five-spiced marinated beef
Shallow fried prawn in szechuan oil
Dr Wehrheim Riesling Buntstück 2016 - Germany

Double boiled chicken broth
Chinese cabbage, shaved truffle
Dr Wehrheim Riesling Buntstück 2016 - Germany

Fried succulent lobster
black pepper, caviar
“The First Lady" Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
Stellenbosch. South Africa

Fried cod fish
asparagus, carrots, Japanese citrus soy sauce
“Le Volpare” Soave Classico 2016 - Tommasi, Italy

Wok-fried Kailan
yam, pumpkin and black fungus, papaya
Chateau Nine Peaks Pinkker Rose 2016 - Qingdao, China

24 hours marinated braised beef rib
soy sauce, broccoli florets
Rioja Crianza 2014 - Luis Cañas, Spain

Fried shrimp dumpling
homemade tri-colour noodle soup, winter vegetables
Rioja Crianza 2014 - Luis Cañas, Spain

“Chocolate decadence”
milk chocolate mousse, dark chocolate ganache
chocolate biscuit
Vina Casablanca Late Harvest 2016
Casablanca Valley, Chile

Tea and coffee

The event was a fantastic start for the Bailliage of Qingdao setting as it did a standard representative of the highest ideals of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Vive la Chaîne!

Carl Duggan