A mid-autumn Moon Festival celebration featuring canapes and cocktails with proceeds going to Friends for Life and A Loving Spoonful.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated in China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated during the autumnal equinox when the moon is at its fullest. The Chinese mooncake is the traditional food served during the festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is also closely linked to the legend of two figures in Chinese mythology, the divine archer Houyi and the Chinese Goddess of the Moon, Chang’e.
The Wild Rice Autumn Menu Launch saw Wild Rice owner Andrew Wong collaborating with Chef Rob Erickson in offering a three-course menu inspired by the legend and traditions associated with the festival. Wild Rice is the brainchild of Andrew Wong who wanted to provide a fusion of local and Chinese cuisine to culinary enthusiasts across Vancouver.
Aside from providing guests with delightful canapes and cocktails, the event also served as a fund-raiser for Friends for Life and A Loving Spoonful as a $5 donation was collected at the door for both charitable institutions.