February 11, 2011

A Chinese New Year Party for my Editorial Team

Perhaps you read Kevin Sharkey’s blog recently about his Chinese New Year party.  Kevin decorated his apartment in a Chinese theme with inexpensive finds from Pearl River in the Soho section of Manhattan.  When Kevin told me how much fun this party was, I asked him if I, too, might host a Chinese New Year party in his already decorated apartment for the editorial team of my magazine.  To prepare the meal, I enlisted Chef Pierre Schaedelin, of course, and my long-time housekeeper, Lily Mei.  The two of them shopped for authentic ingredients in Chinatown and got busy making a real authentic Chinese feast.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, which is made up of twelve different animals, the Year of 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit.  The rabbit is considered a lucky sign that represents quiet and calm, which is a relief following last year, the Year of the Tiger, a courageous and fiery fighter.  Happy Chinese New Year!