Last night, to close out 2019 Chinese New Year celebrations under the beautiful super snow moon, L.A. philanthropists Christine and Dr. Gabriel Chiu brought Chinatown to Beverly Hills for a lavish #Chinatown90210 celebration at Two Rodeo Drive.
As guests ascended the staircase from Wilshire and Rodeo, they were greeted with champagne and lychee cocktails under a cascade of Chinese lanterns and traditional Guqin music. Entering through a specially-erected recreation of L.A.’s Chinatown grand entrance, guests enjoyed dim sum from carts alongside a special 360 photo activation and sparkling product from event co-host Piaget. They were then ushered into a glamorous tent decorated in lush reds and golds for a dinner by Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Chinois on Main and performances by ribbon dancers, martial artists, musicians, and more.
After dinner, a parade of dragon dancers descended on the tent and led guests to Café Chiu, a beautiful after-dinner lounge completes with a custom tea blending bar, calligraphy, candy art, carts full of Chinese pastries, and gift bags by Bottega Veneta. For each guest that attended, the Chiu family made a donation to support a child in China for one year.