Annual New York Asian Festival Heads West for the Summer with events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas
LUCKYRICE Los Angeles returns on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 7-10pm, led and hosted by Chef Sang Yoon of Father’s Office and Lukshon
Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® East
Featuring LA’s top Asian-inspired chefs and mixologists
The second annual LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Night Market presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East returns to take place on Saturday, July 27 from 7-10 pm PST. The Los Angeles launch follows on the heels of LUCKYRICE’s fourth-annual New York Festival (April 29 – May 5), which featured chefs Danny Bowien, Morimoto, Pichet Ong, Susur Lee and other members of the LUCKYRICE Culinary Council.
Tickets go on sale on June 12 at www.luckyrice.com and are $88 for general admission and $125 for VIP. (VIP access is from7:00 -8:00pm and provides all-evening access to the VIP Chefs Lounge).
For the first time, LUCKYRICE is establishing a national tour, and will be bringing the festival to San Francisco (Ferry Building) onSep 6, Las Vegas (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas) on Oct 5 and to Miami in mid-November.
“LUCKYRICE Festival is excited to return to Los Angeles, which is a hotbed of every conceivable type of Asian cuisine and culture,” said LUCKYRICE Founder, Danielle Chang. “Our festival’s expansion taps into America’s heightened interest in Asian cuisine and as increasing travel, trade and the influence of Asia results in a growing consumer awareness of it multitude of cultures and flavors. By highlighting flavors from Taiwan to Thailand, the LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast will allow guests to “eat their way around Asia without Los Angeles.
Hosted by Sang Yoon (Father’s Office / Lukshon), this year’s LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast will move into a larger space within the Bookbindery in Culver City, which will be transformed into an Asian culinary wonderland. “LUCKYRICE is the only event in the food festival landscape that both celebrates the diversity of Los Angeles’ Asian cuisine as well as captures the caliber of chef talent and cocktail culture here. I’m honored to be hosting this year’s festival,” said chef Sang Yoon.
“We are thrilled to have BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin return for the second year in a row as the official spirit of the LUCKYRICE Festival, said Ned Duggan, Brand Managing Director, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. “Paying homage to the subtle, yet exotic flavors of Asia infused with Thai Lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorns, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East pairs perfectly with each imaginative Asian dish throughout the LUCKYRICE Festival.”
The LA Feast will combine the best of LUCKYRICE, including authentic night market street food, creative chef-driven dining and cocktails galore – all re-imagined through a locally global lens that spotlights LA’s exploding Asian food revolution.
Confirmed renown local chef participants include: Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon), Jet Tila (the Charleston), Bryant Ng(Spice Table), Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market), Mohan Ismail (RockSugar), Jenee Kim (Parks BBQ), Jitlada, Ayara Thai, Komodo Food, BEP Vietnamese Kitchen, Asia de Cuba, Katsuya, Black Hogg, Zengo and Hamasaku.
LUCKYRICE will also be bringing 8 celebrated mixologists including Rosie Ruiz (1886 @ the Raymond Restaurant), Brandyn Tepper (Hinoki & the Bird), Chris Ojeda (SoHo House), Dave Fernie (Pour Vous) and Sean Hamilton (No Vacancy) along withAdrian Biggs and Gary Hayward (Bombay Sapphire) who will be serving a total of 16 custom cocktails featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East and other spirits. We will also be serving Asahi Beer, Wines from Bordeaux, Champagne Nicholas Feuillatte and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales.