During the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melburnians have gone crazy for Mission Chinese Food Cookbook authors Danny Bowien and Chris Ying – so much so that the Mission Chinese Food/Attica collaboration dinner was sold out within hours of tickets going on sale as part of the Festival offering last month.
The Festival’s Chinizza Party – meant to be a book signing with some pizza and booze served on the side – was an entrée to the Attica dinner main course of Lucky Peach Editor-In-Chief Chris Ying, and Mission Chinese Food co-founder and rising star chef Danny Bowien’s book tour. It was a gaggle of people trying to get a taste of the world’s food elite for those who missed out on the Attica golden ticket.
Victor Liong of Lee Ho Fook and Lawyers, Guns and Money served up his “Chinizza” – a fusion mouth-party of fried pizza dough, buffalo mozzarella and spring onion – while Bowien and Ying briefly spoke about their fantastic book.
Diners washed their pizza down with a glass of champers and were treated to NSW outfit Hartsyard’s ice cream of the day from their Melbourne Food and Wine pop-up at Queensbridge Square.