LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

Five-spiced pork belly by Phuc Yea.
Five-spiced pork belly by Phuc Yea.
All photos by Laine Doss

The Raleigh Hotel's gorgeous poolside oasis was the setting for the LuckyRice festival, where neatly two dozen of Miami's best chefs gathered to serve Asian fare while the city's finest bartenders mixed cocktails with Bombay Sapphire East gin.

The result? A sophisticated soiree filled with upscale and delicious food and drink, great music, and a few surprises.

See also: P.I.G. 5: Pork Rangoon, Foie Gras-Stuffed Baby Pig, and Pumpkin-Spiced Pork Rinds

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

The Setai's Philip Khandehrish mixed custom gin-and-tonic creations with your choice of bitters, fruits, and herbs. His sassafras G&T was a spicy twist on a classic cocktail.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

The Federal's Cesar Zapata and Aniece Meinhold offered a green papaya salad with crispy, five-spiced pork belly.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

Where's the pork belly? Right here!

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

La Mar by Gaston Acurio's Diego Oka made a delicious cebiche Nikei with tuna, red onions, and nori.

 

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Timon Balloo teamed up with Ocean Blue's Arnie Sorenson Dzelzkalns to serve a delicious cobia tiradito.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

Juvia's colorful tuna poke with red onions and sesame chili.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

Finka Table & Tap's Eileen Andrade greets us with her pumpkin duck over a roasted kabocha puree.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

The Regent Cocktail Club's Julio Cabrera mixes up a Sapphire cooler, made with Bombay Sapphire East gin, Luxardo Maraschino, lime, grapefruit, and tonic.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

The Barley & Wich crew celebrating a great evening.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

This guy was having a great time.

LuckyRice: Asian-Inspired Food and Cocktails in Paradise

The Drawing Room's bartenders are the masters of flair.

Warning: Do not try that bottle toss at your office holiday party.

Of course, there were lion dancers, made even cooler after a few gin cocktails.

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Raleigh Hotel

1775 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-6300

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