Earlier this year, @sck organized for us an off menu Yunnan Banquet at Chef Z in San Jose. Where else are chefs in the Bay Area, any cuisine, willing to cook special meals, reflecting perhaps expertise that’s not popularly appreciated.
I’ll start off the thread with a Cantonese restaurant in … Orinda! Raymond at News For Chinese reports that someone who worked at Koi Palace and MY China is the chef at Yu Palace in Orinda. In addition to some photos Raymond posted, someone on Yelp uploaded photos of items not on the English “Mandarin and Szechuan” menu. Also, if you’ll pardon my google translation, “The boss [from Guilin] said that if you want to order private Cantonese cuisine, it is ok! He will come up with a whole body craft to make it for you.”