LUCKYRICE, the long-running series of night markets, festivals and tasting parties, hosted its 7th annual Lucky Feast last month at Industry City. Just blocks away from Brooklyn’s Chinatown, chefs and restaurants from all over the city joined to celebrate Asian food and culture.
Headlined by chef Dale Talde, who’s known for his Asian-American cooking, this year’s feast took a modern and pan-Asian approach. Mexican restaurants Zengo and Black Ant, as well as Nolita’s Delicatessen, also unexpectedly joined popular Asian restaurants like Insa, RedFarm and Bricolage.
The food was all over the map, with Southeast Asian pig’s ears next to Korean kimbap across from crabmeat dumplings and hand-pulled noodles topped with cumin lamb. The longest line of the evening was for dessert of 10 Below’s Thai ice cream, which they flatten and scrape into ice cream rolls at their locations in Flushing and in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Throughout it all, amazing cocktails from some of the top drink slingers in town. Mixologists from The Seamstress, Bathtub Gin, Saxon + Parole and Extra Fancy among others, kept the party flowing with mixed drinks using ingredients like Thai chilies, lemongrass syrup, lychee, kaffir limes and oolong tea.
If you missed the festivities, don’t worry: LUCKYRICE returns to New York with the the Mid-Autumn Moon Cocktail Feast later this fall. And scroll below to see some of the highlights from this year’s event: