A Festive Gathering
DINNER RECEPTION BY CHRISTIAN DEYDIER IN HONOUR OF MONICA WONG
Elisa Barthélémy and Jennifer Zhu Scott
Marc David Nathan
Tammy Ching and Monica Wong Prominent Chinese antiques dealer Christian Deydier, a former president of the Biennale des Antiquaires, hosted a private dinner at the Kee Club for close friends. The dinner was held in honour of Monica Wong, who made the closest guess as to the number of animals depicted on a rare Hu, a bronze wine vessel, unveiled at a previous dinner hosted by Deydier. The vessel, which dates back to the early Western Han Dynasty, is the only one of its kind known in the world and depicts elephants and camels, which are extremely rare in Chinese art. The club’s chef Roland Schuller and Deydier, who trained as a chef at The Ritz in Paris, presented an exquisite menu that included cassolette de truffes and lièvre à la royale, a dish invented for Louis XIV. Guests, who included Lynn Hsieh, Elisa Barthélémy, Feiping Chang and Jennifer Zhu Scott, enjoyed a merry evening of great food, wine and conversation.