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Balut at Maharlika

I ate my first balut at Maharlika in the East Village. It was much better tasting than I expected. Lots of yolk sitting in a broth and the baby duck of course which had a texture and taste almost like foie gras. They are doing some very interesting and very tasty modernized versions of classic […]

Q&A with Sang Yoon

We are honored to be working with Sang Yoon as the host chef for our Los Angeles Night Market debut on August 4, 2012. We sat down with the inventive and irascible chef/owner of Lukshon and Father’s Office, home to one of the best burgers in the country (Daniel Boulud called it his favorite), to […]

Epic Northern Thai Feast at Lotus of Siam

We joined Chefs Pichet Ong, Andy Ricker and Paul Qui and restauranteur Moo Nabon for a bona fide northern Thai feast. Thank you to Andy for explaining some of these dishes. If you find yourself in Vegas, Lotus of Siam is well worth the trip off The Strip.

A Winning Year for Paul Qui

Top Chef? Won that. James Beard Award? Got one of those. Next on the list? LUCKYRICE (lucky for us)! As you may have read in a previous email, LUCKYRICE is producing a Night Market in Las Vegas on June 23. Twenty of the country’s top Asian chefs are checking into The Cosmopolitan for the event, […]

The Mixologists, Standing Toe-to-Toe With the Chefs

As we’ve stated emphatically in the past, we’re pretty excited about the chef lineup at the LUCKYRICE Night Market at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Susur Lee, Charles Phan, Paul Qui, Angelo Sosa, Eddie Huang, David Myers, Sang Yoon and Dale Talde (to name a few of the 20) will be serving plates at a walk-around tasting on the hotel’s […]

You Too Can Find Cult Chef Peter Chang, Hiding in Plain Sight

I found Peter Chang, one of America’s top chefs specializing in fragrant and fiery Sichuanese cuisine, cooking in a strip mall 15 miles west of Richmond, Virginia in a town called Short Pump. The meal was completely unplanned and damn close to astonishing. Chang is a bit of a puzzling dude — a complex figure profiled in […]

LUCKYRICE Goes to Vegas

Night Market At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Presented by Bombay Sapphire and Condé Nast Traveler There’s a food festival playbook of sorts. Organizers invite chefs from around the country to host dinners, or serve plates at a walk-around tasting. Booze flows a little at the beginning, and much more at the end and everybody goes […]

LUCKYRICE Grand Feast 2012

Just off a plane from Bangkok, Michelin starred master of Thai cuisine David Thompson could not be found at his table at the LUCKYRICE Grand Feast held on May 4, 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental ballroom overlooking Central Park. After returning time and time again, hovering around his friendly sous-chefs, I felt like I was […]

Chinese Wedding Banquet with Chef Susur Lee

To commemorate the year of the black dragon, we held a wedding banquet feast prepared by superstar chef Susur Lee in collaboration with the master chefs at Shun Lee. Chinese cuisine will take center stage as our guests feast on a traditional wedding banquet with eight auspicious courses. Each dish is selected not only for its […]