Silks Palace unveils Qing Dynasty feast

The China Post
Date: June 27, 2016
By: Dimitri Bruyas

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Have you ever imagined tasting exclusive Imperial Chinese cuisine that was

For a unique taste of history, visit Silks Palace.

For a unique taste of history, visit Silks Palace.

presented to the Qing emperors centuries ago? Originally created as a collaboration menu for the National Palace Museum’s exhibition “The Qing’s Golden Age,” Silks Palace launched the “Qing Dynasty Feast” in October 2015, which includes signature dishes favored by Giuseppe Castiglione, the renowned missionary and court painter of the early Qing period. The dishes are also from the Qing Dynasty’s Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong rule, where the emperors brought an era of peace and prosperity to the land. Enjoy these exquisite savory dishes that once belonged to history!

Commonly known as Lang Shining, Giuseppe Castiglione was a legendary Italian missionary and court painter from the Qing Dynasty. Originally coming to China as a Jesuit, Lang’s painting talent was soon discovered by Kangxi and presented to the court. He then served the emperors for more than half a century. With a unique blend of European and Chinese compositional sensibility, technique and themes, Lang’s paintings are epoch-marking and leave a great influence to successive court painters. The Eight Prized Steeds painting that vividly depicts the gestures and postures of horses is considered to be his most praised artwork.     [FULL  STORY]

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