LUCKYRICE Grand Feast of Asian Flavors was hosted by Lisa Ling in the ballroom at Mandarin Oriental, New York with beautiful views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. New York's best restaurants and chefs payed tribute to Asian Flavors by presenting dishes of their own creations for guests to taste. Wine, Sake, Japanese Whisky and Asian Beers where also enjoyed throughout the evenings festivities.

Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, Black Bread, Jalapeño and Yuzu Jean-Georges was too delicious.

Smoked Tofu, Miso Glazed Sturgeon and Umeboshi Fondue from ASIATE at Mandarin Oriental New York by Chef Brandon Kida.

Chinatown Brasserie had the most festive table at the event complete Lucky Chinese charms and served Beef Sirloin Tarts with Curry by Chef Joe Ng.

A giant Bi bim bap the classic Korean rice, vegetable and meat dish was presented by the Korean Cultural Service and KumGangSan. It was later mixed and shaped into balls at tasters delight.

Daniel Boulud poses for pictures with the Wild Rocket Chefs while DANIEL Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Singapore Palm Sugar and Coconut Lemongrass Soup Mango-Thai Basil Gelée and Poached Pineapple.

Tanuki Tavern Chef Kazuhiko Hashimoto Shrimp Sunomono, Asparagus, Rice Vinegar, Mirin & Soy Jelly

Kittichaí Chef Lulzim Rexhepi “Meing” Tuna Tartare with Limestone Tartlet, Peanuts, Ginger, Lime
Wild Rocket Chef Willin Low - Black Olive Rice Kueh Pie Ti Seabass Carpaccio Salad Orange Soy

Iron Chef Morimoto Morimoto
Chef Jamison Blakenship
Grilled Wagyu/Congee/Sweet Soy

Mixologist Chris Johnson's Asian Inspired Cocktails:
THE MERLION Fresh Mint, Lychee Puree, Fresh Lime, Mekhong Rum, Yeoh’s Lychee
SINGAPORE SLING Pomegranate Syrup, Bull Dog Gin, Sugar Cane Juice, Cherry Herring, Pineapplejuice
THE COLONIAL Mangosteen Puree, Lemon, Fresh Ginger, Kissui Vodka, Yeoh’s Chrysanthemum Tea
THE NYONYA Durian Ice Cream, Bulldog Gin, Muddled Cucumber, Pineapple Juice, Lime Zest

Le Bernardin Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis - Black Sesame Panna Cotta, Shiso, Cherry, Mandarin, Soy

The Setai, Miami South Beach, Chef Jonathan Wright Singaporean Laksa Lemak -Rice Noodle, Tofu, Shrimp, Quail egg, Fish Cake, Bean Sprouts, Spicy Coconut Soup.

Lola Chef Michael Ginor (bottom left) Torchon of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Duck Prosciutto, Kabayaki Glaze, Pickled Jicama, Yuzu Marmalade. Tabla Chef Floyd Cardo (right) Spice Crusted Steak, South Indian Rice Salad, Horseradish Yogurt.

LUCKYRICE FESTIVAL celebrates Asian food and culture. The festival events also included the Opening Night Cocktail Party with Asian-Inspired Cocktails hosted by Kelly Choi at The Bowery Hotel, Buddhist Cuisine: Chefs Eric Ripert + David Chang In Conversation with Tim McHenry at The Rubin Museum of Art, Night Market hosted by David Chang at The Archway Under The Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, Family Workshop: Making Dumplings with Anita Lo; Afternoon Tea + Asian Dessert Pairing hosted by Chef Pichet Ong Mandarin Oriental; Talk + Taste Cooking Demonstrations International Culinary Center; Restaurant Week serving three course lunch and dinners at NewYork's top Asian inspired restaurants and The Festival Closing Dinner with Zak Pelaccio/Fatty Crab and Simpson Wong/Cafe Asean held at James Beard House.


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