LUCKYRICE FEASTS HEADING TO CALIFORNIA THIS SUMMER
Los Angeles Feast hosted by Chef Sang Yoon on Aug 7
San Francisco Feast hosted by Chris Cosentino on Sep 5
Both Nights Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® East Gin
New York, NY – June 18, 2014 – 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 7 followed by the LUCKYRICE San Francisco Feast at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco on September 5.
This is the fifth anniversary for the LUCKYRICE Festival, which tours to 5 cities this year, including New York (May 2014), Los Angeles (Aug 7), San Francisco (Sep 5), Las Vegas (Oct 16) and Miami (Nov 14). 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.
“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 grub,” 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 dozens of chefs and mixologists, serving up authentic night market street food, innovative chef-driven dining and cocktails galore – all re-imagined through a locally global lens that spotlights each city’s exploding Asian food revolution.
“BOMBAY SAPPHIRE's partnership 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 and flavors. To see the craft of bartenders brought to the forefront and consumers’ reactions to each imaginative creation each year has been very rewarding.”
LUCKYRICE LOS ANGELES
Thursday, August 7 from 7-10pm
NEW location: Create Nightclub in Hollywood
Hosted by Chef Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon, Top Chef Masters)
Confirmed Los Angeles participants include a range from 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, Carb & Nation, Hopscotch, Asian Box, Phorage, Seoul Sausage, Bling Bling Dumpling, Michael’s Santa Monica,
Fluff Ice, Doma Kitchen Café, Starry Kitchen and Katsuya. 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.
In addition to the food, the cocktails will be plenty – including bars from Dirty Laundry, Harlowe, No Vacancy and Pour Vous all featuring their own signature BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East cocktails. We will also be serving Asahi Beer, Wines of Germany and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales.
LUCKYRICE SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, September 5 from 7-10pm
NEW location: The Bently Reserve
With special guest Top Chef Masters Winner Chris Cosentino
Confirmed renowned local chef participants include: Sharon Nahm / E+O Asian Kitchen, M.Y. China, Azalinas, Dosa, Francis Ang / Dirty Habit, Asian Box, Spice Kit, Daniel Capra / Paula LeDuc and many more to be announced. The chefs reflect the diversity of Asian food experiences in San Francisco – whether iconic Chinatown favorites, celebrity-chef driven concepts or local interpretations of traditional dishes.
LUCKYRICE will also bring celebrated mixologists who will serve custom cocktails featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin and other spirits. We will also be serving Asahi Beer and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales.
In its fifth year, LUCKYRICE produces the annual LUCKYRICE Festival to shine a spotlight on Asian culture through cuisine in the America. From our home base in downtown Manhattan, we work with hundreds of chefs and restaurants as well as corporate and culinary partners to bring the diverse worlds of Asian culinary culture to global-minded North American consumers. The Festival currently tours to five national markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Miami.
LUCKYRICE Culinary Council
José Andrés, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Floyd Cardoz, David Chang, Susur Lee, Anita Lo, Masaharu Morimoto, Pichet Ong, Zakary Pelaccio, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Angelo Sosa, Albert Trummer, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Sang Yoon.
ABOUT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the fastest growing premium gin in the world, is created with a unique combination of ten hand-selected botanicals that are sourced from around the globe. Nearly twenty-five years since the introduction of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, BOMBAY now looks East for the launch of its newest product and continues its creative and ever-evolving approach to ginmaking.Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorn, the two new featured botanicals in BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East, awaken the palate and transport the senses to the Asian countries that inspired this exotic, modern gin. The brand’s global essence and signature vapor infusion process impart a refined and perfectly balanced taste, versatile enough for both classic cocktails and exotic recipes. Infused with imagination, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East is a symbol of theexploration of worldly and sophisticated lifestyles. For more information, please explore
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.