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With a spotlight on Asian-inspired tastings and cocktails from celebrated chefs and buzz-worthy bartenders, the LUCKYRICE Festival is making its Miami debut at the SoHo Beach House, where tantalizing bites and drinks will spill from the pool and tiki hut onto the beach and oceanside fire pits. Hosted by Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters) with Douglas Rodriguez (father of Nuevo Latino cuisine), the inaugural LUCKYRICE Miami event is a “Chino Latino” collaboration that celebrates Miami’s international fusion style.
The Epicurean Cocktail Feast will bring together star chefs serving up 8 lucky culinary concepts coupled with 8 of Miami’s luckiest bars serving up Bombay Sapphire East and other cocktails and sparkling wines. In addition to celebrity chefs including Todd English, confirmed participants include swanky Asian hot spots such as Makoto, Hakkasan, Khong, Katsuya and Sushi Samba. On the cocktail front, confirmed mixologists include Elad Zvi from Broken Shaker, Cricket Nelson from Cooper’s and John Lermayer for Filthy Foods. From the host chefs, expect a couple of roasted pigs (Chinese “char siu”-style from Susur and Cuban-style from Douglas), giant paellas and woks of rice, and a beachfront ceviche crudo bar.
Beyond food and cocktails, the experience will bring the sights, sounds and smells of Asia to the beach with performances by the Chinese jazz vocalist Le Zhang followed by tunes by DJ Mike Deuce. Tickets are $88 for General Admission and $150 for VIP with early entry 7:30–8:30pm.