RICE IS LIFE Book Launch Party


Join us for an exclusive dinner party introducing the new cookbook RICE IS LIFE from Lotus Foods Co-Founders/Co-CEOs Caryl Levine & Ken Lee. A delicious 5-course dinner will be prepared by celebrity chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door.



A delicious 5-course dinner prepared by celebrity chef Charles Phan.
Beverages available at cash bar. 


Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 6:30pm PST



Rice & Bones. 230 Bauer, Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley.


$115. Tickets available for purchase HERE.

diver scallop crudo, meyer lemon & leeks vinaigrette, sesame seed


daikon radish custard, smoked shiitakes, dark soy, chili


local black cod, Forbidden Rice® porridge, scallions, ginger, white pepper


braised duck leg, Jade Pearl Rice™ claypot, house-made chinese bacon, oyster mushrooms


white mountain yam beignets, coriander sugar, blood orange crème


Celebrity chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door

Lotus Foods Co-Founders/Co-CEOs Caryl Levine & Ken Lee






We require a minimum of 2 guests per reservation. If you have a larger party size, please book multiple reservations (our booking system is in the process of upgrading its capabilities but we’re not quite there yet, thanks for understanding!). 

100% prepayment for food is required at the time of booking your reservation. Prepayment includes a service charge of 20% and 10.25% Berkeley tax. Every reservation comes with a free copy of RICE IS LIFE.



Prepayment is required and fully refundable up to 48 hours before your reservation. Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours. We cannot offer partial refunds for incomplete parties. 


Late Policy

Dinner will begin promptly at the stated start time. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late and the dinner is already underway, you will start on the same course that the rest of the dining room is on. We will send any missed dishes out for you as they are ready. Thanks for your understanding as we have less flexibility for this special, one night only dinner.


Service Charge 

Please note that a service charge of 20% is included in your bill. This allows us to pay our dedicated staff more evenly. Additional tip is not expected. Thank you for joining us! 



We do not have availability for walk-ins. Tables for this special, one night only dinner are available by prepaid reservation only.


Our Menu 

Please note that due to the lengthy processes required for this special, limited-time menu, we are unable to modify our dishes to meet dietary restrictions. Thank you for understanding. 



There is metered street parking available along Bancroft Way and College Ave. The Stadium Parking Garage is a 5-minute walk away - please check for hours and pricing. 


We are excited to have you join us for this very special dinner!