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February 4th

Lunar New Year Dinner

Lunar New Year Dinner

Asia Institute - Crane House (AICH) is hosting its Lunar New Year Dinner & Auction – Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center. The Dinner will feature the tastes, sights, and sounds of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is one of the most significant and festive holidays in many Asian cultures.

“I am so proud and excited that Asia Institute – Crane House will celebrate this auspicious Asian holiday here in Louisville, using local Asian entertainment and local award-recognized chefs. After our previous challenging years, Louisville needs to celebrate how AICH connects Asia to our great Louisville community.”

Featuring an Asian-inspired six-course meal, curated by local chefs and led by nationally and internationally acclaimed Malaysian-born Chef Peng S. Looi. Participants will enjoy a six-course meal of elevated modern Asian cuisine and signature drinks, wine and Asian-inspired canapés. A team of seven guest chefs, including Nokee Bucayu from Wiltshire Pantry on Main, who is the recent challenge winner of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown, will prepare all meals under the coordination of Chef Peng S. Looi and Chef Dan Thomas. The evening also includes a sake and soju tasting, tea tasting as well as signature cocktails created by Simply Thai’s Bar Manager, Daniel Yun.

Another highlight of the night is the local Asian entertainment which includes a River Lotus Lion Dance and Cardinal Bhangra dancers.

Dress is cocktail or festive Asian attire.



Mellwood Art Center

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