Chef Zizhao Luo, Executive Chef at Radiance NYC, on behalf of the 2015 Taste Asia Food Fest and in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, brings you an authentic Chinese feast. The winners of the 7th annual International Chinese Culinary Competition will be awarded during the dinner.
1. Cocktail hour
2. Meet-and-greet with Chef Luo
3. Six-course authentic Chinese dinner
Pea shoots, chicken stock
Papa Godello 2014
Roast Duck Skin
House-made pickled cucumber, house-made plum sauce, pancake
Robert Sinskey Abraxas 2013
Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
Chef's special soy sauce infused with aromatics and spices, Chinese jie lan greens
Pazo de Galegos Albarino 2014
Steamed Chicken With Ginseng & Dates
Ginseng, dates, shiitake mushroom
Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir 2012
Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir 2012
Sesame rice ball and fermented rice, in its own wine
About Chef Luo:
Hailing from "The City of Chefs," Shunde, Guangzhou, China, Chef Luo has received many awards for his outstanding contributions to the Asian food industry during an illustrious 30-year career. Known as one of Beijing's "Top 4 Chefs," Luo has worked as an executive chef for some of the most famous restaurants in China. Many of his former apprentices have gone on to work as head chefs at restaurants at China's five-star hotels. His awards, "Medal Master of Chinese Cooking," "Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Chef," and "Huang Tai Asian Kitchen Medal," attest to his exquisite culinary acumen. Chef Luo was the gold medal winner at the 4th International Chinese Culinary Competition held in Times Square, New York. In 2014, Chef Luo was the sole master chef representing the State of New York in the prestigious Great American Seafood Cookoff. He currently serves as the Executive Chef at Radiance in New York.
When & Where
The largest and most diverse Asian Food Festival in North America, coming June 26, 27 and 28—is a celebration of the deep culinary arts of asian and asian-inspired cuisine.
2015 Asian Food Fest
Set in Times Square, Taste Asia is New York’s premier outdoor food festival—and more. Taste Asia chefs, including master chefs from around the world and some of New York’s finest, will showcase their abilities using Taste Asia’s trademark fully equipped outdoor kitchens—wowing the crowd and live television viewers. They will focus on ingredients and recipes that span across Asian countries and cultures. A host of Asian and Asian-inspired restaurants will be onsite to provide tastings, and a live stage featuring Asian cultural performances will round out the experience. The resulting celebration of Asian cuisine serves as a bridge connecting not only those countries, but also East and West, through the love of food and culture.
7 Years Ago
It all began humbly seven years ago in a Chinese restaurant on Manhattan’s Park Avenue, when New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television hosted the first International Chinese Culinary Competition. Since then, over 500 Chinese master chefs from around the world have come to New York for a chance to become the best. In 2014, NTD partnered with Epoch Times to produce Taste Asia, where the International Chinese Culinary Competition’s quest for the best Chinese food chef continues to be a key element.
Today Taste Asia is the largest Asian food festival in North America and the only live-cooking event at Times Square. The Taste Asia 2015 includes a two-day food festival (June 26-27), a day of Asian and Asian-inspired cooking and cultural performances (June 26), the grand finals of the 7th International Chinese Culinary Competition (June 27), and two affiliated Taste Asia banquets at James Beard House (June 28).