Clear your calendar for the first week of August. New York’s popular LUCKYRICE Festival presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin is de-camping to California for the summer with LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast at Create Nightclub in Hollywood on August 7th!
This year marks the fifth anniversary for the LUCKYRICE Festival, which will tour 5 different cities, including New York (May 2014), Los Angeles (Aug 7), San Francisco (Sep 5), Las Vegas (Oct 16) and Miami (Nov 14).
“We are excited to bring the Feast to Los Angeles and San Francisco, which is home to every conceivable type of Asian cuisine and culture, from creative Pacific-rim dining to street food,” said LUCKYRICE Founder, Danielle Chang. “With California’s large Asian population, brilliant dining culture and proximity to Asia, Asian food is everyday grub.
The LUCKYRICE Feasts bring together many chefs and mixologists serving up authentic night market street food, innovative chef-driven dining and cocktails galore.
“BOMBAY SAPPHIRE's sponsorship with LUCKYRICE has been exciting and inspiring,” said Ned Duggan, VP, Managing Director for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin. “It's been a thrill to see, and taste, how bartenders in each of the LUCKYRICE cities put their own spin on BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East cocktails by using different techniques, flavors and ingredients. To see cocktail culture growing and witness consumers' reactions to each imaginative creation year after year has been very rewarding.”
Confirmed Los Angeles participants include a variety of star-studded chef-driven concepts to more casual Asian eateries: Lukshon, Jet Tila, Hamasaku, Sunny Blue, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, Parks BBQ, Ayara Thai for Thai Tourism, Komodo Food, BEP Vietnamese Kitchen, Asian Box, Phorage, Seoul Sausage, Katsuya and more.
In addition to top Asian culinary talent from LA, we will also welcome west coasters Hopscotch (Oakland), Nong’s Khao Man Gai (Portland) and others.
Tickets for the Hollywood Feast are on sale now while tickets for the San Francisco Feast will go on sale to the public on July 2 at: www.luckyrice.com. Both Feasts will be $88 for general admission and $150 for VIP. See below for more details.
What: LUCKYRICE LOS ANGELES
Hosted by Chef Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon, Top Chef Masters)
When: Thursday, August 7 from 7-10pm
Where: Create Nightclub
6021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
What: LUCKYRICE SAN FRANCISCO
With special guest Top Chef Masters Winner Chris Cosentino
When: Friday, September 5 from 7-10pm
Where: The Bently Reserve
301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
To honor the 2014 Year of the Horse, Bombay Sapphire East has created a signature cocktail to celebrate this year’s LUCKYRICE festivities!
Signature ‘Year of the Horse’ Cocktail - EAST Hibuscus Buck:
1.5oz Bombay Sapphire EAST
1.5oz Hibiscus Tea
1.5oz Ginger Beer
2 squeezes fresh lime.
Build all with ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with lime wedge and lemongrass stalk.