LUCKYRICE FEAST RETURNS TO MIAMI
Annual New York Asian Festival brings its popular Feast to
The Raleigh on South Beach
Hosted by Iron Chef Morimoto and Michael Schwartz
Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7:30-11:00pm
Featuring over 20 top chefs and mixologists
Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® East
LUCKYRICE Miami Feast presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East® will return on Friday, November 15 from 7:30-11pm EST at The Raleigh Pool and Oasis. The Miami Feast follows on the heels of the popular fourth-annual New York Festival and events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
General Admission tickets are $88 for general admission and $125 for VIP. A limited number of American Express VIP tickets (which includes early access from 6:30-7:30pm and a private demo and meet-and-greet opportunity with Iron Chef Morimoto prior to the start of the event) are also available for $150.
Tickets go on sale October 16th at www.luckyrice.com with American Express pre-sale starting on today, October. Tickets are $88 for general admission and $125 for VIP. (VIP access is from 7:00 -8:00pm and provides all-evening access to the VIP Chefs Lounge).
“We are excited to throw a feast on Miami Beach where Asian-meets-Latino bites and globally spirited cocktails from over 30 of Miami’s finest chefs and mixologists will spill out onto the beachfront oasis,” said LUCKYRICE Founder Danielle Chang. “The combination of Iron Chef Morimoto co-hosting with Miami favorite Michael Schwartz is sure to be a crowd favorite.”
To add to the festivities, guests will be invited to dress in “firecracker” or “chili pepper” red to reflect the spicy flavors prominent in Latino and Asian cuisines.
“Our festival’s expansion taps into America’s continued and heightened interest in Asian cuisine. Coupled with increasing travel and trade, the influence of Asia has resulted in a growing consumer awareness of the multitude of cultures and flavors of the region. By highlighting flavors from Taiwan to Thailand, the LUCKYRICE Miami Feast will allow guests to “eat their way around Asia without leaving the beach”.
The LUCKYRICE Miami Feast will combine the best of LUCKYRICE, including authentic night market street food, creative chef-driven dining and cocktails galore – all re-imagined through a locally global lens that spotlights the exploding Asian food revolution.
“We are thrilled to have BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin return for a second year in a row as the official spirit of the LUCKYRICE Festival in Miami”, said Ned Duggan, Brand Director, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin. “Paying homage to the subtle, yet exotic flavors of Asia infused with Thai Lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorns, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East pairs perfectly with each imaginative Asian dish throughout the LUCKYRICE Festival.”
Confirmed participants include Restaurant Michael Schwartz, Khong River House, Juvia, The Setai Grill and Phuc Yea (a new Vietnamese concept from the Federal).
LUCKYRICE will also bring 8 celebrated mixologists who will serve a total of 16 custom cocktails featuring BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East and other spirits. We will also be serving Asahi Beer, Wines from Bordeaux, Champagne Nicholas Feuillatte and Bruce Cost Ginger Ales.
LUCKYRICE is a culinary marketing agency that produces the annual LUCKYRICE Festival. 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, Charles Phan, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Angelo Sosa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Sang Yoon.
ABOUT BOMBAY SAPPHIRE EAST
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