|Bling Bling Dumplings Douhua Tofu desserts w ginger sauce|
Photos by Karen Ostlund at Vibiana,
(Los Angeles,CA) July 28, 2017
The high-energy American Express Experiences® LUCKYRICE - Asian-Feast Tour kicked off at Vibiana Cathedral in Los Angeles, July 28 2017.
LUCKYRICE Tour dates to follow:
Sept. 8 at Bently Reserve in San Fransisco
Sept.22 at Mandarin Oriental in New York
Oct. 27 at The Astorian in Houston and
Nov. 3 at The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis in Miami.
|Los Angeles LUCKY RICE at Vibiana Cathedral, July 28 2017|
Entering our 8th year, the LUCKYRICE Festival captures our obsession with Asian food culture through large-scale feasts, festive dinners and gastronomic gatherings. LUCKYRICE was created in 2010 eager to share stories of Asian culture through the lens of food and drink,
"We’ve since taken the festival on the road, bringing festivities like night markets, ramen slurpfests and cocktail feasts from coast to coast. Whether you’re in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, or Toronto" said founder Danielle Chang. She has also a debut cookbook from LUCKYRICE events, with stories, techniques, and contemporary Asian recipes from a range of cultures and the traditions that inspired them. (photo below) Flavors from cuisine featured: Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesia, Japanese, Korean, Malaysia, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese.
|Little Fatty: Squid Ink Xiao Long Bao Dumplings|
|LUCKY RICE cookbook by Danielle Chang|
|LUCKYRICE performances by entrance Vibiana Cathedral in LA, July 28|
The evening will spotlight New York’s incredible culinary scene as some of the city’s greatest chef talent, from internationally acclaimed restaurants and casual local spots, gathers to offer twists on traditional Asian fare. Taste a variety of delectable dishes paired with specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. Presenting sponsor is Suntory Whisky Toki.
|Sake cocktail with ginger bites|
|Suntory Whisky Toki with soda|
|Public House: Smokey Pickled Mussels|
|Ramen Tatsunoya Noodles with duck|
|Seoul Kalbi Corn Sausages|
|JET TILA, Thai pork chili with lucky purple rice.|
|Chinese Laundry, Mama's Cold Noodles|
|Creme Caramel LA: Lucky Custard|
|Starry Kitchen Crispy Tofu balls with sriracha aioli|
|LAD TAO: Five-Spice Soy Egg Zha Jiang Fettuccini|
|The Standing Room: Hornitos Tequila, Lychee, Yuzu, Chinese 5 Spice, Clementine & Passionfruit|
|SAKE tasting at American Express Lounge at LUCKYRICE|
|Asahi very dry beer|
|Myself (Karen Ostlund) inside American Express photobooth|