Monday, June 6, 2016

East Meets West Reception Part 2

Jon Pil Kim and Yeon Tae Park, setting up for tea ceremony demonstrations

Korean style of dress, from the very traditional to Yeon Tai Park's hip biker dude clothing.

The reception spread was unbelievable. A mix of traditional Korean and North Carolina food.

And of course there was soju!

At this point only about half of the food had been put out!

The reception hosts dressed the part.

Jon Pil Kim demonstrated the tea ceremony and served the guests. I am actually starting to enjoy matcha. The last time Jeff made it, I couldn't get past the "it tastes like grass clippings" thought.

The crowd was big, the atmosphere festive. The reception was supposed to be over at 8:00pm... it was 9:00 when the last group left. Even though we were tired, a trip to the new, giant grocery store in Pinehurst was a must. This is one of those super sized stores with beer on tap, coffee shop, hot and cold buffets.

Our guests were pretty impressed. What did they buy? Cherries, cheese, Yuengling beer, and hot dogs. Jeff prefers Hoppyum IPA or Jade IPA from Foothills brewery, here in North Carolina. They thought it was a little too "hoppy" so the Yuengling was just right for them.

That's all for today. I have some studio clean up to do, while the entourage is in Southern Pines giving a slide show and tea ceremony demo at the senior center.


  1. I had never heard of soju, & had to look it up. Not long ago, I bought matcha powder & tried it for the first time. It's going to need to grow on me too. One of these days, I need to make it to the Campbell House. It looks beautiful.

  2. There was a white banquet table with a big vase on it, looked great :)

  3. what a great show; I've never had matcha, nor soju, one of these days


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