Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Sips and Bites from the Luckyrice Epicurean Cocktail Feast

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

We've been talking about the Luckyrice Asian food festival—a week-long series of events with everything from a Hawaiian luau to a night market—for a couple of weeks. Last night marked the first event, the Epicurean Cocktail Feast.

Unlike some events, which feature talented but under-equipped bartenders doing the best they can given the insurmountable odds, last night was a great success. Held in the beautiful atrium and patio of the Bowery Hotel, the feast featured eight different bars slinging cocktails and food as fine as any I've had on their home turf.

On site: An Choi, Booker & Dax, Acme, B Flat, The Beagle, JBird, Madam Geneva, and Macao. Each bar served two drinks along with a small bite of food to pair with them.

Check out the slideshow for a closer look at what was served.

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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