Thursday, February 4, 2010

Art oF Living -Chinese New Year Tablescape

Chinese New Year
Feb 14th - 28th, 2010.
Year of Tiger
Kathy Wong, the owner of Malaysian restaurant, LAUT, located at the trendy area of Union Square in Manhattan, asked me to help her dressing up the restaurant for the coming Chinese New Year.

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I arranged a big pot of Plum Blossom at the front desk, it is a symbol of hope during hardship and adversity. Most Chinese would have Plum Blossom at home to welcome the New Year.

RED is a great color for Chinese, it symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. So plenty of red could be seen during Chinese New Year.

Tangerine sound like gold in Chinese and
Pomelo signifies abundance.

Every customer will get a tangerine, a beautiful
red envelope and red napkin. Customers will find out
the surprise inside the envelope.

YuSheng, a special dish that is very popular
in Malaysia, and it is only available during Chinese New Year.

Yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.
It is indeed a salad dish, various kinds of
shredded vegetables with stripe of raw salmon and
topped with a special sauce.
15 East 17th Street
212 206 8989

Creative Director: Christopher Ong
Photographer: Steven Speliotis

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