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By Sarah Ward
August 24, 2021
By Sarah Ward
August 24, 2021

When yum cha hits the menu at The Grand Richmond, it doesn't show up in its usual guise — instead, this feast of bite-sized portions is reimagined with a few deft Italian twists. And this weekend, you can enjoy it all at home, in the form of a limited-edition chef's box available for pick-up and delivery.

If you're new to the concept, Italian Yum Cha is exactly what it sounds like. You'll work your way through a parade of Italo-accented small bites, such as margherita pizzette, tiger prawn ravioli with chilli butter, duck croquette cubes teamed with an orange and juniper dipping sauce, classic vitello tonnato and marinated olives. Even dessert is included — a lemon tart paired with vanilla mascarpone cream.

While the usual dine-in offering would have you ordering off the menu with your meal tallied up per plate, the at-home version is imagined as a curated box filled with nine yum cha dishes for $75 per person. It'll be available to enjoy only this Friday, August 27–Sunday, August 29, with orders placed via the website. Restaurant pick-up is available, as well as delivery for addresses up to 15 kilometres. The online store even has a selection of vino and batched cocktails you can add to your yum cha feast.


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