event: Chinese New Year Potluck in NYC

by hungryrabbit on February 7, 2012

event: Chinese New Year Potluck in NYC

A vision of red came alive as Jackie and I, Team Tiger Beer, volunteers, and M transformed an empty gallery space into a Chinese New Year celebration. Everything came together as the first guests arrived.

Guests signed in, got their names tags, and located a spot for their dish on the increasingly crowded tables. At every step, they greeted old friends and met new ones.  There was also much labeling, shifting of platters, photo snapping, conversations, and laughter.

We’d been anticipating the dozens of Asian specialties for weeks, so the tablescape became more and more tempting with each added dish.

We successfully rang in Year of the Dragon with another Chinese New Year Potluck. My deepest thanks go to Tiger Beer for sponsoring our event and to Jackie, the ultimate diva and my partner in food events, for her enthusiastic efforts and brilliance — and of course the energetic volunteers. To all the attendees, thank you for making it happen.

Given your enthusiasm for our second Chinese New Year Potluck, I think this just might become an annual tradition. Next year, we can gather over another scrumptious feast to welcome the Year of the Snake.

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Marnely Rodriguez February 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Next year, I AM THERE! Looks like a fantastic time!!

Margaret February 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

What a great event, and so glad you made those sesame nuggets. They’re scrumptious! I love all the pictures. They really captured the amazing food and the spirit of the celebration. Well done!

Bill Scurry February 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Based on the food in these photos, I think we should spent A LOT more time together.

justcooknyc February 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

this is so great — thank you for taking the time to put it together

Cookin' Canuck February 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

What a fantastic tradition. Your photos caught what must have been an amazing night of celebration and food.

Melissa February 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

Everything looked fabulous! So disappointed I had to miss it at the last minute (sick child). I’ll be there next year for sure.

The Experimental Gourmand February 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Love these photos – so much great food! Thank you for putting together this portrait of a wonderful event!

Winnie February 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Ken these photos are spectacular! I will do my best not to miss the “partay” for the year of the Snake ;)

Veronica February 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Beautiful recap, Ken! Thanks to you and Jackie for hosting another awesome potluck. xx

Brian @ A Thought For Food February 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

What a feast! Everything looks amazing! Next year, I would love to attend!

Mariko February 9, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thank you for this stunning collection of images! This was a lot of work –hats off to you!!!

Georgie February 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Thank you for putting together such a fun and yummy event! I had a really good time!

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot February 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm

omg! the spread of food looks soooo good!!

Kirsty @GoodTasteGuide February 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Ken, I adore your collage of images! What a fabulous event, making me feel happily full just looking at your pictures.

KikaEats February 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

Amazing photos from an incredible afternoon feast. Am still dreaming about your cookies, Ken. Thanks again to you and the incredible Jackie for bringing us all together.

Jersey Girl Cooks February 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Sorry I missed it as I was away for the weekend. Beautiful collage of photos!

Tora February 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

Great photos! Will try to make it next year.

Elizabeth @Mango_Queen February 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

What a great spread & looks like you all had fun! Too bad I missed it. Thanks for sharing the terrific photos & enjoyable post, Ken!

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