Every month at The Grand Richmond, yum cha hits the menu — though not as you know it. Sorry dumplings, spring rolls and pork buns, but this isn't your time to shine. Instead, this feast of bite-sized portions is going Italian.
Yes, Italian Yum Cha is exactly what it sounds like. And yes, it sounds delicious. Munch your way through little steamer baskets filled with everything from handmade rabbit tortelli and crudo of kingfish to prawn risotto and suckling pig croquettes. Smoked duck bruschetta, char-grilled quail, veal meatballs, mini buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil lasagne — the list goes on, and also includes desserts such as tiramisu, lemon tart, chocolate terrine and toffee ice cream.
Taking place on the weekends of September 16 and 17, October 7 and 8, and November 4 and 5, there's two yum cha sittings daily: from midday to 2pm, and then from 2.15pm until 4.30pm. As is the custom, prices are tallied per dish, which come in multiple servings. Booking in advance is highly recommended.