I’m proposing that the Albany area’s best restaurants serve Asian cuisine—and there is no better local restaurant than Rain on Lark Street. Look at yesterday’s lunch that I enjoyed with Caroline Whelehan, my granddaughter who is playing Jane Bennet in Cap Rep’s fabulous Christmas show, Christmas at Pemberly. Just last week I visited Rain with my ❤️Joanne Monagan and vowed to return often—and to shout about it. Below, sautéed eggplant and the most delicious wanton noodle soup possible. Bravo Rain.