The Landing Market, Decorah, will launch its Passport Dinner series Wed., Jan. 25, with authentic Chinese cuisine prepared by Luther College instructor Hongxiao Yu and students from China. The dinner will Luther College instructor Hongxiao Yu and students from China. The dinner will feature traditional, handmade meat-filled dumplings, eight-treasure rice, and sweet dumplings for dessert.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Meet-and-Greet and “Dumplings 101.” Meal will be served at 6 p.m. Cost of the meals is $20 per person. Reservations and payment in advance by Jan. 23 are required and can be made through Eventbrite. Participation is limited.
Yu will also provide guests with “Dumplings 101,” an overview of how to make dumplings, and other insights about Chinese culture. Yu, who is from Hubei Province, says, “Dumplings are part of traditional Chinese meals and can be made in many ways, both as a main course and as dessert.” She adds, in Chinese tradition, the number eight is a magical number, and eight-treasure rice is often served to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is Jan. 22.
This first-of-its-kind event, The Landing’s new “Passport Dinners” series brings the cuisine of other countries and cultures to the Decorah area.
The Landing Market is located at 211 College Dr., Decorah. It houses food and beverage-oriented establishments, which include Justin’s, The Buzz, Spectrum Made with Love, Root 43, and Artisan Ghost Kitchen, as well as space for events. For more information, visit www.thelandingmarket.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (563) 277-1893.