Guests wear virtual reality headsets at a Studio ATAO dinner. The VR segments diners see are meant as cues to get them to talk about issues they might not otherwise discuss. Photo: Briana Balducci

Chef explores Asian-American identity with virtual reality dinner for Lunar New Year

  • At Los Angeles dinner, dishes and ingredients rich in symbolism, poetry, and VR interludes are meant as cues for guests to discuss issues close to their hearts
  • Chef Jenny Dorsey, a migrant from Shanghai who will prepare the Lunar New Year meal, intends it as a safe space where diners can open up about identity issues
Topic |   Lunar New Year
Guests wear virtual reality headsets at a Studio ATAO dinner. The VR segments diners see are meant as cues to get them to talk about issues they might not otherwise discuss. Photo: Briana Balducci
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