by Steve Haruch
CAAN board member Jen-Jen Lin tells Bites via email that the decision to move to Lucky Bamboo came down to a few different factors. One, the board felt that after several years at Wild Ginger (and Golden Coast before that), "It's good to change to another quality restaurant." Lin says they also considered Chinatown — a 2013 BON winner — but were concerned about the amount of space. (Elbows have been pretty close together the past few years, as the event always sells out.)
So when they heard that Chinatown's owners were taking over Lucky Bamboo, Lin say they chose the re-upped Charlotte Pike restaurant for "fine and fresh food, easy parking and bigger space." She adds that there will be a new menu this year. "CAAN's board has tasted the new menu at the Chinatown," she says, and owner Jack Ting has promised even better at the new location. "We are expecting ... excellent food from Lucky Bamboo!"
OK, some details: Early bird tickets — purchased by Dec. 31 — are $70 per person, $650 per table of 10; after that, prices go up to $85 per person, $800 per table of 10. (Must purchase by Jan. 15.) Order tickets at this link or see the info below. In my experience, worth every dime — though a few caveats apply since it's a new chef and location this year.
Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville invites you to join us for the
2014 Chinese New Year Ten-Course Banquet
Chinese New Year Banquet is an elegant ten-course event showcasing Lucky Bamboo China Bistro food artistry in celebration of the Chinese New Year complete with Chinese lion dance, art of Chinese New Year tradition and a silent auction to support Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville.
Advanced ticket purchase and reservations are required. First come, first served. Reserve your tickets early! Early Bird tickets end at Dec 31, 2013.
Tickets are available Online Click here, or
Mail your check with contacts (name, e mail & phone) to:
CAAN, P.O. Box 120025, Nashville, TN 37212
Early Bird Tickets by December 31, 2013
$70 per person, $650 per table of 10
General Tickets by January 15, 2014
$85 per person, $800 per table of 10
(CAAN is a 501 C3 not for profit arts organization. 45% of your tickets paid is tax deductible.)
Can't come to the event but would like to make a donation, click here, and click Donate.
Proceeds from the event and donations benefit Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville