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Lavender and Truffles present a Chinese holiday dinner night out by Alicia Liu

Born in Argentina and raised in New York, I am passionate about Chinese cooking. After receiving my bachelors in fine art and art history, I began a career in fashion, working with some of the most prestigious luxury companies such as Prada, LVMH and Dolce & Gabbana in sales, merchandising and trend forecasting. The industry taught me how to have a strong backbone in business and marketing, but it was my father, Kung-Ta Liu, who taught me life’s biggest lesson…preparation is EVERYTHING, and “take your time doing it”! He taught me that the prep work was the backbone of a perfect dish. Chopping was the art of cooking, for me, it was therapeutic.

I have continued my work in fashion but food is my real passion. I enjoy cooking for my daughter and my diverse group of friends. Although, I have taken courses at the Culinary Institute of America, it was my family who passed down invaluable cooking techniques and recipes from generation to generation including some family members who were trained in the last Emperor’s kitchen in China. 


A Little Country.A Little Savory. Culinary Experiences. Farming Experiences. Food Design. Food Obsessions.

Through food exploration, we connect food enthusiasts to taste makers to local purveyors sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and enjoying authentic meals in an intimate surrounding. Essentially, we like to connect people through food. Food makes people happy. Senses are heightened when we smell and taste.

My inspiration comes from my Taiwanese roots and my new country surroundings but I also enjoy learning other food cultures and finding ways to fuse them together. Communal eating is my preference and rustic imperfection is my style. Join us and let’s have a meal together! 

Menu: $50 Pre fix 

Silken Tofu Salad

with roasted seaweed, scallions, fish flakes, fish roe

Asian Slaw
with napa cabbage, pulled chicken, eggs, agar agar, bean sprouts, cucumbers, carrots in a sesame oil dressing

Sticky Rice
stuffed with shiitake mushrooms & hard boiled eggs wrapped in banana leaves

Aunt Pei’s Braised Pork
slowly braised with ginger, anise star, cloves and Chinese peppercorns

Family style and communal dining with parties of 4, 6 or 8. Come share stories and conversations with new family and friends.

Monday December 18, 2017

Dinner at 7/730 prepaid via PayPal

Bar opens at 6pm for cocktails

Advance reservation required. E-Tickets can be purchased on PayPal and names will be added to the master list. Credit card payments accepted on Paypal if you do not have an account. Tickets are non-refundable. Gratuity not included.