Red Mansions Banquet, Yangzhou
Red Mansions Banquet is an innovative course recorded in the famous novel Dream of Red Mansions. It is said the Cao Xueqin, the author of the novel, once stayed in Yangzhou for a period of time. His grandfather Cao Yin treated the officials of six boards and hundreds of concubines with Red Mansions Banquet when he fetched the then Emperor Kangxi who came to visit Yangzhou. Major component dish offered in the banquet include stewed chicken claw, emerald and white fresh vegetables, dry goose meat, and duck tongue preserved in wine, etc.