Asia Society makes a meal of anniversary
with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Lauren Crothers
For its 50th anniversary, the Asia Society is throwing 50 parties. Specifically, the international organisation that aims to build awareness of Pacific Rim cultures is hosting 50 exclusive dinners in each of the cities where it is based.
Eight of these dinners are taking place in Hong Kong, starting last night with a film-themed event at the home of Robert and Stacy Morse (right). Other events include a gathering of creative designers at Lo Kai-yin's home, a history buffs' roundtable with Sally and Jim Thompson at the Crown Wine Cellars and an artists' get-together at Island Club with Alice and Roger King.
'We do these dinners every other year, but it's the first time Hong Kong is taking part,' says the society's Gillian Tso. 'Each dinner has a theme. The response has been great. We keep them small and intimate so you can get to know the hosts and guests.' The smallest event is for 10 people and the largest for 30.
Incidentally, they are all booked out - even at $2,000 per dinner.