The promise of the real deal lured me to Chef Liu's Authentic Chinese Cuisine, the restaurant that Liu Zeng Qun, former chef of Imperial Chinese, opened in Aurora last year.
True, Liu's board features a lot of those ubiquitous Americanize dishes, sided with a steamer of rice, crab-and-cheese wontons and egg drop soup. But there's also a Chinese menu devoted to true Szechuan food -- including several items not translated to English.
I ate my way through both rosters, trying dishes that you can easily find on menus around town as well as Szechuan specialties that are rare in the Rocky Mountains.
How was the food? Find out tomorrow when the review is posted here.