Get your chopsticks ready!
This Saturday, you can head to Culver City to dine and drink at the LUCKYRICE Festival. Inspired by Asian night markets, the ticketed event will feature food and drinks created by 16 celeb chefs and 8 boss bartenders from LA and elsewhere.
Sang Yoon (of Lukshon and Father's Office) will be serving up pork confit lettuce cups with black bean ghee, slaw, kimchi vinaigrette, and pig ear, while Susan Feniger (of STREET) will offer tatsuta-aged fried chicken with yuzu kosho sauce and pickled vegetables. You can wet your whistle with drinks like Joseph Brooke's (of Mixology 101) "Cherry Blossom Bagpipes": Dewars Scotch Whiskey, Soho lychee liqueur, lemon juice, honey syrup, cold-brewed green tea, and rose water.
While this is the LUCKYRICE Festival's first go in LA, it is in its third year in New York, and recently sold out of tickets for its Las Vegas debut, reports the LA Times.
Angelenos hankering for a taste can buy general admission tickets for $50 (plus tax and fees), or VIP tickets for $88 (plus tax and fees). The general admission ticket will get you into the event at 7:30, while VIPs can enter at 7:00. Tickets cover all food and drink tastings, but you must be over 21 years old.
It all goes down at the East Asian Design Warehouse at H.D. Buttercup, Helms Bakery Building, 3225 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034.
Check out some pictures of the offerings below:
SANG YOON: Lukshon and Father's Office
Cured Hawaiian butterfish/pickled watermelon radish, Nahm Jim Sichuan lamb tartare/pickled chiles, cumin, scallion, MaLa flavors Pork confit lettuce cups/black bean ghee, slaw, kimchi vinaigrette, pig ear Caramelized pineapple ice cream sandwich Coconut sticky rice/kiwi soup, mango Pictured: Sichuan lamb tartare
CHAI CHAOWASAREE: Chai's Island Bistro (Honolulu)
Kataifi and macadamia nut encrusted jumbo black tiger prawns with pineapple vinaigrette Pictured: Kataifi & Macadamia Nut Encrusted Fresh Kaua'i Prawns
Chocolate wasabi ice cream + Double chocolate & sea salt cookie Candied ginger ice cream + snickerdoodle cookie Green tea ice cream + Ginger molasses cookie
MOHAN ISMAIL: RockSugar
Spicy Thai beef salad with toasted rice
JENEE KIM: Park's BBQ
Bulgogi and kimchi fried rice
JET TILA: The Charleston
Five spiced pork belly on crispy bao bun
DIEP TRAN: Good Girl Dinette
Blistered corn with Red Boat Fish Sauce scallion oil Cucumber & apple salad with basil Pictured: Blistered Corn
KRIS YENBAMROONG: Night + Market
Moo Sadong ("Startled Pig" spicy salad of grilled pork, thai basil, lemongrass, bird's eye, lime, fish sauce Hor Ab (Chieng Rai banana leaf tamale of catfish and pork fat) Pictured: Hor Ab
SUNG KWON YANG: Eat Cake Cafe
Mango-passionfruit mousse cake Matcha green tea mousse cake
ERIK BRUNER-YANG: Toki Underground and Maketto (D.C.)
Bok Lahong (spicy Khmer papaya salad) Kimchi snickerdoodle Pictured: Kimchi snickerdoodle