ISES Vancouver presented its re-branded signature event: The Spectacular-Secrets of the Orient last month and the reviews were…. spectacular if course.
Produced by ISES Board Members Tania Newman; Chair Décor, Heather Baker; Amaryllis Events and Kathie Madden; Kathie Madden Events. Guests were treated to an array of spectacular food, entertainment and décor at Vancouver's hottest new venue, District 319 which provided the incredible canvas. Decor was provided by newly established Christopher J Designs. Christopher's sleek and sexy design concept complimented 319's Asian influenced interior and allowed guests to relax and dine in style while watching the entertainment production by Lucy Chan Ng of Key Events & Weddings and True Entertainment. The production began with the tradition of the skilled Chinese Lion Dancers and moved to the dynamic and powerful vibrations created by the Chibi Taiko Drummers Ensemble. The Secrets of the Orient were truly revealed when Aaron Wong preformed his Asian Elvis impersonation and the amazing and talented Kyle Toy stepped onto the stage and wowed the crowd with a well choreographed Michael Jackson impersonation.
Gourmet Cuisine served an authentic Korean BBQ, traditional Chinese dim sum and complimentary mango desserts; Michi Sushi wowed our guests with amazing and unusual sushi; Azia Restaurant offered their signature dishes – prawns in coconut curry sauce and a selection of fusion sushi; and 2 Chefs and a Table prepared tuna tartar served on a cucumber round. While enjoying the sumptuous fare, our guests were entertained by the magical fingers of Pipa player, Wendy Zhou, and Magician, Graham Kita, while treated to an apothecary delight from Danielle Tatarin of the Keefer Bar. Her Opium Sour warmed the soul!
Guests were invited to relax and watch the show while enjoying an array of aromas at the oxygen bar and to cap the night off, The Colin Arthur band pulled us away from the Orient and onto the dance floor with the old familiar songs of the Guess Who and many other classics. This event was 95% sponsored and was a good representation of the collaborative efforts from the event industry. The night truly was a sensory overload!