Tasty & Trendy

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Asian food is all the rage at full-fledged catering halls. At the Garden City Hotel, for example, guests create their own Asian dishes from an assortment of chicken, beef, pork and vegetables. Also popular is shredded Peking Duck with crunchy cucumbers and scallions, rolled tableside in moo shoo pancakes and topped with hoisin sauce. A Thai saté station might tempt guests with grilled chicken, shrimp and pork satés whose flavor is piqued by peanut sauce or coconut lemongrass sauce. Steamed and fried Dim Sum and lo mein now demand their own stations as well.