The House Collective Brings The Temple House’s MI XUN Teahouse to Plant Food + Wine in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - 12 August, 2019 - This August, The House Collective, a group of refined, highly individual hotels in Asia, is bringing The Temple House in Chengdu to life with an exclusive dining experience in Los Angeles. For a limited time only, the imaginative vegetarian Sichuan cuisine from The Temple House’s MI XUN Teahouse will be available with a special experience at popular Venice eatery, Plant Food + Wine.
The pop-up debuted with a VIP cocktail party hosted in collaboration with Cathay Pacific. Both a part of The Swire Group, a family-owned business with a 200-year history, the brands share an underlying DNA on helping to connect people, places, and experiences that matter. At this event, The House Collective curated a series of experiences where guests enjoyed a taste of the plant-based menu offerings, wellness treatments by Bamford, The House Collective’s provider of in-room bath amenities, and received vegan leather travel cases designed by Australian designer, Poppy Lissiman, which where personally engraved by Laser Monkey. The pop-up at Plant Food + Wine will be open to the public from August 12 through August 18, where guests can experience a specially curated menu by MI XUN Teahouse’s acclaimed Executive Sous Chef, Tony Xu.
Part of The House Collective portfolio by Swire Hotels - which also includes The Upper House in Hong Kong, The Opposite House in Beijing, and The Middle House in Shanghai - MI XUN Teahouse at The Temple House is nestled in a restored historical heritage building, taking inspiration from the healthful dishes once served at its neighboring Daci Temple. One of Chengdu’s most beloved restaurants, MI XUN Teahouse is treasured for its distinctly modern interpretation of traditional Sichuan cuisine, utilizing locally sourced ingredients to create refreshingly light, plant-based dishes. The House Collective’s special pop-up will provide foodies in Los Angeles with the opportunity to enjoy this enriching dining experience, while also allowing them to connect and find inspiration across cultures through the Chengdu teahouse’s distinctive cuisine.
“This is the first pop-up designed to showcase The House Collective in the U.S., and we are so thrilled to be bringing the MI XUN Teahouse to life in Los Angeles,” said Dean Winters, Group Director of Operations at Swire Hotels. “Our dedication to refined, vegan cuisine at MI XUN Teahouse is similar to that of Plant Food + Wine, making for the perfect partnership during this limited time offer. We are excited to connect with friends in Los Angeles to share The House Collective’s unique cultural offerings and hope this cross-collaboration resonates with individuals in a meaningful way.”
Celebrated for offering a unique vegan dining experience focusing on delicious health-conscious food, Plant Food + Wine lends a perfect setting for the authentic Chengdu teahouse, as MI XUN Teahouse specializes in traditional, yet modern Sichuan Chinese dishes inspired by the healing power of plants. For reservation, please visit www.matthewkenneycuisine.com.
For more information, please visit www.the-house-collective.com and www.thetemplehousehotel.com.