Luckyrice Feast Los Angeles 2015

Last Thursday, I attended my first Luckyrice Feast at the Create Nightclub in Hollywood.  This year’s Los Angeles host was Andy Ricker of Pok Pok fame, the non-profit partner was the Center for Asian American Media, and the presenting sponsor was Bombay Sapphire East.

Having never been to a Luckyrice event before, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Would it be more of a gala, like Plate by Plate was, or would it be more 626 Night Market?  While the culinary selection was all Asian or Asian-inspired like the latter, it was much closer to the former in atmosphere, albeit without the black-tie attire and at a more intimate scale.

With 20 restaurants providing bites, it was fairly easy to sample nearly all of the dishes offered. Two of my favorite savory dishes were from Katsuya, Hokkaido Scallop Sashimi and Truffle & Chive Chawanmushi.  Unfortunately, I did not get any usable photos of the scallop dish, but One More Bite Blog posted a nice shot of it on Instagram.  My favorite savory dish of the event was Ayara Thai‘s Chicken Khao Soi.

For sweet dishes, Crème Caramel had a great Ube Upside Down Pie, which was one of my first bites at the event.  Fluff Ice had the mango-iest Mango Fluff that was really quite refreshing!

The drink situation was quite interesting, with local bars and restaurants mixing their own drinks, many using Bombay Sapphire East, a gin infused with lemongrass and black peppercorn.  Each drink station had a handful of different cocktails, and they did a good job distinguishing themselves from each other.  My favorite was a Sapphire East Lemongrass Collins, which I also did not get any usable shots of, unfortunately.  Damn nightclub lighting, not great for food (or drink) porn!

Check out all my Instagrams from my first Luckyrice Feast at #luckyoffalo.  If this event looked exciting to you, and you’ll be in the Bay Area this weekend, Luckyrice is having their San Francisco Feast this Friday, August 7, 2015!

03. August 2015 by The Offalo
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