LUCKYRICE Feast Los Angeles Review - All-You-Can-Eat Gourmet Asian Cuisine!

Thursday, August 7th Hollywood’s Create Nightclub opened its doors to provide a trendy space for the 3rd Annual LUCKYRICE™ Asian cuisine festival. Hosted by Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon, Top Chef Masters), the night celebrated diverse groups of gourmet Asian foods of pure delight. Accompanying each dish was a mixture of cocktails served featuring the lavish gin of Bombay Sapphire EAST.

Entering the festival for the first time (with V.I.P. tickets) an hour earlier than general admission, my husband and I were instantly greeted by three lovely traditional Asian women with reddish colored cocktails. Having my first taste of the cocktail I looked at my husband and said, “This is delicious! This is going to be good night!”

With so many options available from the participating chef and restaurant vendors, we decided to begin trying dishes served on the outside patio before entering the main room. The outside patio consisted of both food and cocktail sections that were very delicious. From Asian sushi, ceviche to pork tacos I felt like I had landed in food heaven. My husband had to remind me to pace myself, saving room for the rest of the numerous featured vendors!

We decided it was time to move on and experience the inside part of the venue. I was genuinely impressed by the entire atmosphere, with three bars and two large areas upstairs and on the main level featuring innovative and traditional Asian cuisine with a flavorful variety of cocktails. Surely enough, I wasn’t the only one as I met guests throughout the evening who raved about how rich their experience had been trying so many different drink and cuisine offerings.

I found the feast to be extremely tasteful, providing new, unique experiences for food lovers. I am overjoyed my husband and I were able to experience it this year. LUCKYRICE™ Feast will be stopping in San Francisco September 5th so if you are in the Bay Area and would like to experience and taste decorative foods and drinks that are savory and garnished to say the least, this is an event that can’t be missed!

Here’s a look at what was served—

The LUCKYRICE™ tasting menu included:

Asian Box - Curried Lamb Meatballs, Lime Infused Jasmine Rice, House Made Sriracha, House Made Rice Paper Wrap, Basil Citrus Marinated Shrimp, Asian Street Dust

Ayara Thai Cuisine - Chicken Jade Curry with Khanom Chin Noodles, Thai Scallop Ceviche

Bling Bling Dumpling - El Dumpling Loco

BEP Vietnamese Kitchen - Porchetta Stuffed with Glass Noodle and Lemon Balm Gremolata, with Chili Shrimp Paste Sauce, Lime Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich with Sesame Butter Cookie

Carb & Nation - Belly Bun: Miso Glazed Pork Belly with Yuzu Pickle, Aioli, Lettuce, Pork Rinds, Scallions on Asian Steamed Roll

Chef Jet Tila - Five Spice Pork Belly Taco

Doma Kitchen Café - Plov with Lamb and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Homemade Dressing

Fluff Ice - Lavender Milk Tea Fluff with Honey

Hamasaku - Japanese Caprese Salad with Shiso Pesto

Hopscotch (Oakland) - Kanpachi Tiradito: Ginger-cured Amberjack, Endive Salad, Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce

Katsuya - Salmon Hand Roll and Spicy Tuna Hand Roll

Komodo - Hainanese Summer Chicken Roll with Sweet Chili Soy Sauce, Coconut infused Sticky Rice with Jackfruit & Brown Sugar

Lukshon - Sichuan Dumplings, Kurobuta Pork, Spicy Ma-La Vinaigrette, Sesame, Peanuts

Michael's Santa Monica - Honeydew Sago with Coconut and Sesame Crisp

Nong’s Khao Man Gai - Khao Man Gai: Thai Chicken & Rice

Parks BBQ - Boneless Short Ribs Wrapped with Radish and Rice Paper

Phorage - Tuna Tartare

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen - Salmon Tartare and Yuzu Lemon Crush

Seoul Sausage - Spicy Korean BBQ Ribs

ShopHouse for the American Express Membership Lounge - Pork & Chicken Meatball with Green Papaya Slaw, Tamarind Vinaigrette, Cilantro, and Crispy Garlic, Organic Tofu (Ground with Ginger, Tamarind, and Cilantro) with Green Papaya Slaw, Tamarind Vinaigrette, Cilantro, and Crispy Garlic

Starry Kitchen - Steamed Viet Rice Crepe with Confit Chicken Skin, Curry Beef, Fried Shallots, Scallions, Fish Sauce

Sunny Blue - Omusubi: Homemade Fresh Cream Cheese Mentaiko, Pork Curry, King Oyster and Enoki Mushrooms with Truffle Miso. Luckycat: Japanese Pickles with Katsuo and Kizami Wasabi

 

The LUCKYRICE™ cocktail menu consisted of:

Asahi Beer - Asahi Super Dry, Asahi Kuronama Black

Big Bar, Aaron Alvarez - Knees in the Breeze: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Suze, Lime, Cucumber Syrup, Basil-Lemongrass Salt. Pop-Cycles: St-Germain®, Pastis, Lemon/Beet Popsicle

Bombay Sapphire® East Gin - Sapphire® East Year of the Horse: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Hibiscus Tea, Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime, Garnished with Lime Wedge and Lemongrass Stalk

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale - Original, Pomegranate with Hibiscus, Jasmine Tea, Passion Fruit with Turmeric, Bruce Cost 66 with Monk Fruit

Dirty Laundy, Nicolas O'Connor - Lucky Eyes: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Calamansi Juice, Aloe Vera, Spirlina Corriander Syrup, Lime Juice. Cat’s Paw: Corzo® Silver Tequilla, Black Current, Bell Pepper, Tumeric Root-infused Sweet Vermouth, Lime, Cayenne Sea Salt Rim

Harlowe, Chris Amirault - Far East Side: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Szechuan Cucumber Shrub, Lime Juice, St-Germain® Foam, Hornet's Nest: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Orange Jasmine Honey, Lemon Juice, Five Spice Bitters

La Descarga, Christine Wiseman - Eastern Tea Board: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Grean Tea Syrup, Lillet Rose, Yuzu Bitters, Garnished with Yuzu Wheel and Lemongrass. Honey I Sri Lanka'd the Kids: D'USSE® Cognac, Kaffir Lime-infused Honey, Carbonated Coconut Water, Kaffir Lime Leaf Garnish

No Vacancy, Sean Hamilton - Tom Kha Gai: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Thai Chili, Lemongrass Coconut Cream, Ginger Syrup, Kaffir Lime Leaf Garnish. Fortune Cocktail: Bacardi® Superior Rum, Fresh Lemon Juice, Orgeat Almond Syrup, Whiskey Barrel Bitters, Orange Oils, Fortune Garnish

Pour Vous, Francois Vera - Juniper Smash: Bombay Sapphire® East Gin, Lime Wedges, Sprig of Peppermint, Sugar. Champs Elysées: D'USSE® Cognac, Green Chartreuse, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters

Wines of Germany

2011 Emrich-Schönleber Halenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs, Nahe

2012 Pfeffingen Estate Riesling Dry, Pfalz
2011 G.H. von Mumm 50 Degree Riesling, Rheingau
2013 S.A. Prüm Essence Riesling, Mosel
2012 Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling, Mosel
2012 Gunderloch Riesling Spätlese, Nackenheim Rothenberg, Rheinhessen

For tickets, visit LUCKRICE.com

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