Lunar New Year & the Disney Dining Experience
Long U.S.-China Institute Jan 21 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Multipurpose Academic & Administrative Building
How are certain foods reimagined in different cultural contexts? How do chefs conceive and create menus that represent diverse populations? At Disneyland, the design of the Lunar New Year menu is a strategic act, one that aims to produce inclusive and representative culinary offerings while also reflecting Orange County's own diverse communities and cuisines. For UC Irvine's Lunar New Year celebration, join the Long US-China Institute for a discussion on food, culture and what it means to 'consume' Lunar New Year at the most popular theme park in the world.
Roland Betancourt, associate professor of art history, and Yong Chen, professor of history, will both be speaking at this event.