“Top Chef Masters” veteran Chef Sang Yoon, who also happens to be the mastermind behind Lukshon and Father’s Office, will host the 2nd annual LuckyRice Los Angeles Night Market on July 27. In advance of the Bombay Sapphire East-presented event, Yoon shares the LA places he loves, including his top spots to stay, play and, of course, eat. Here are Sang Yoon’s Haute Secrets.
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Where were you born ?
How long in Los angeles:
Most of my life
Not possible to pick one
Best place for a romantic date:
Picnic at the Hollywood Bowl
Best Sunday brunch:
The Polo Lounge
Best place for a power business meeting:
The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Shutters in Santa Monica
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Rag & Bone
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
Hard to choose just one. I guess anything put on by KCRW and LUCKYRICE LA in partnership with Bombay Sapphire East, which I am excited to host this year.
Santouka Ramen paired with a Bombay Sapphire East Formosa cocktail that I whipped up for this year’s 2nd annual LA Luckyrice. It consists of Thai Lemongrass, Vietnamese Black Peppercorns and Ginger Pickled Red Onions, which goes perfectly with the Ramen.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The great hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Huntington Library
Best aspect of Los Angeles
Best Asian food in the country.