We know that Sunday night was Superbowl Sunday and we certainly enjoyed the nachos and the sliders and the cheese dip and the pigs in a blanket and the empanadas — BUT Monday was something else… It was Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey!

We take lunch very seriously here at Alchemy Event Studio. How can one be expected to be creative and detail focused without a healthy and delicious meal come mid-day ? That is why each day we begin discussing lunch around 10:30 AM. As we select linens and talk through color schemes and floral designs, lunch suggestions just get seamlessly woven into the event design chatter. When all is said and done we very often pile into Kate’s car and make a big dumpling run…

We love Polish pierogi and Russian pelmini and Japanese gyoza and we LOVE Chinese dumplings of all shapes and fillings. Have you had the soup dumplings on Buford Highway at Chef Liu? Amazing. How about shrimp filled Hargow at Canton House? Delicious. Steamed pork buns almost anywhere? Perfect. We love them all. And we love them all with a good dose of hot chili oil.

It’s never too late to wish everyone a Gong Xi Fa Cai (gong-zee-fah-chai) and suggest you all do what Alchemy did – go eat some dumplings to celebrate. We enjoyed them with one of our favorite industry peeps, Sanders Hulsey, from Party Tables at another one of our favorite dumpling spots, Hong Kong Harbour.

Cheers to Chinese New Year and all tasty foods stuffed into delicious wrappers!!

The Year of the Monkey

The Year of the Monkey