In pictures: RSA House hosts Chinese and Korean new year party

One hundred industry professionals attended RSA House's Chinese and Korean-inspired new year party, 'Year of the Horse', last night (20 February).

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Chinese music played in the background as guests entered the West End venue, and were then led to the Benjamin Franklin room, which was decorated with Chinese lanterns and fans and up-lit in hues of red and amber.

Waitresses in patterned traditional Chinese dress served guests a selection of Chinese and Korean canapés including curried kimchi pancakes, scallop, pickled mushrooms and kimchi.

Three food stations were provided including a sushi bar, a street food stall serving spicy sticky rice cakes, prawn tempuras and seaweed rolls, and a steamed bun and meat stall.

Guests were also served a red lotus cocktail (vodka, lychee and cranberry), peach and lychee bubble tea and Asashi beer.

A cheeky lion dance was performed accompanied by a live drum, symbols and gong. Guests also had the opportunity to hear their fortunes told and a calligrapher translated guests' names into Chinese, writing them on a bookmark to take home as a gift.

Representatives from RSA House showed guests around the Great Room, which was set up for a theatre presentation, and four tables were styled in the four seasons to demonstrate how the space could be used for a variety of events.

Suppliers of the event included Event Concept, Harbour & Jones Events, Sternberg Clarke and florist Mary Jane Vaughan.

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