This year was the fourth year in a row BET and Interscope chose to hold the event at Mr Chow, and I believe they outdid themsleves this time around. The parking lot was turned into a tented venue complete with a full bar and a soundstage for the DJ and live performances. It was expected to be a crazy scene, so police took precaution by closing down Camden Drive during the hours of the party.
Because of the considerable turnout, we had to do some major preparation in the kitchen. We pride ourselves at Mr Chow, not only for being stylish and popular, but mainly for our dedication to serving customers the most delectable, original, and authentic Chinese cuisine. It is also a priority for us to ensure that they receive impeccable, first-class service.
For the majority of our guests, we had passed hors d’oeuvres and a large buffet set up inside the tented area. In conjunction to the main event, we also did a sit-down VIP dinner in our private dining room, which honored the IGA’s 2010 BET Awards nominees like Mary J. Blige, the Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Gaga.
Because many of the dinner’s guests are our regular clients, we prepared the menu based on what they typically order when dining at Mr Chow. We also incorporated some of our house specialties. Included in the menu were the Prawn Toast, Chicken Satay, Steamed Vegetable Dumplings, Mr Chow Spare Ribs, Shrimp Rolls, Glazed Prawns with Walnuts, Salt and Pepper Lobster, Beijing Chicken, Green Prawns, and, my personal favorite, Ma Mignon.
Overall, we had about 500 guests in attendance, with stars like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Toni Braxton, Ashanti, Brandy, and Ludacris gracing the red carpet. The night was such a success that Mr Chow Beverly Hills is already anticipating the fifth-annual Crème of the Crop event. As always, I will be honored to be a part of it.
Chef Yuen Keung Lau
344 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210