LUCKYRICE wants you to eat, drink, and get lucky at the Fourth Annual LUCKYRICE Festival. The flagship festival, April 28th-May 5th, celebrates the diversity and culinary culture that is found throughout the Asian region. With proceeds going to City Harvest, the LUCKYRICE Festival is made up of large-scale tasting events, festive dinners celebrating traditional and innovative Asian fare, and other gastronomic gatherings.
Returning this year are LUCKYRICE’s most popular events the Night Market, the Grand Feast, and the Cocktail Feast. New to this year’s festival is the LUCKYRICE Parlor on Bowery at the Old Bowery Station where nightly pop-up dinner parties will be held. These exclusive dinner parties will be prepared by Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, Tokyo’s Chef Ivan Orkin, Chef Siapin Chutima of Lotus of Siam in Vegas, and others.
Here’s a taste of some of the pop-up dinner parties and special culinary events that make up this year’s LUCKYRICE Festival.
Slurpfest: A Ramen Dinner with Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen at The LUCKYRICE Parlor, April 30th
Sample signature ramen dishes from the best ramen chefs this side of Asia.
Rasta! A Chinese-Jamaican Dinner with Sean John of Spur Tree Lounge in New York, M ay 2nd
Dine on a unique one-night-only menu of West-Indian spices with Asian-influenced reciepes.
Cocktail Feast hosted by Bombay Sapphire at the Bowery Hotel, May 2nd
The top bartenders will be serving cocktails that are inspirired by Asian cocktail traditions and ingredients.
This Stinks! Fermented Food Favorites from Asia with Erik Bruner-Yang of DC’s Toki Underground and Maketto at the LUCKYRICE Parlor, May 3rd
Fermented foods have a starring role in Asian cuisine. The dishes at this pop-up go beyond your typical Korean kimchi and are all paired with fermented rice spririts—sake!
Night Market at the Cabanas at the Maritime Hotel, May 4th
The most popular of the LUCKYRICE Fesitval events showcases the "celebratory chaos and delicious energy of the quintessiental Asian night market." The event is comprised of 20 eateries who will serve attendees traditional and interpertiave Asian street food.
Tickets to the 2013 LUCKYRICE Festival range from $50-$250 and are on sale now! Visit their website to purchase tickets and for additional info.
The New York LUCKYRICE Festival kicks off the national tour with festivals taking place in San Francisco, Las Vegas, LA, and Miami throughout the summer.