Wednesday's Delicious Deal: The Source

The Source is dishing out quite possibly the best Asian food in the city, and while the prices can't compare to your neighborhood delivery joint, the restaurant's new Chinese banquet-style menu is a steal in the world of fine dining.

The menu, priced at $45 per person, features nine courses — four appetizers, four entrĂ©es and dessert — all served family style. And the lucky number nine (following the Chinese banquet tradition of serving a lucky number of dishes) is really just a baseline. Don't be surprised if you get to taste a few more dishes on top of that.

At a media tasting last night, chef Scott Drewno served up a decadent spread that included stir-fried lamb in lettuce cups (I'm making these next time I entertain), scallop and shrimp sui mai with lobster-uni emulsion, Singapore-style street noodles with beef short ribs, chow fun noodles, whole fried sea bass and more.

I loved the variety of flavors, platter after platter, bowl after bowl, that we got to sample with a family-style feast.

The Chinese banquet menu is available Monday through Thursday in the upstairs main dining room. The menu changes frequently and portions are customized according to the size of the group, whether you're a party of two or 12.

The price does not include tax or gratuity, and the deal will run at least through the end of August.