The Met x Junzi Year Of The Tiger Chili Oil Gift Box

by Chloe Gordon on 02/16/2022 | 2 Minute Read

We’re honored to work with The Met again this year to highlight their Asian Art collection and Year of the Tiger exhibition through a new commemorative chili oil gift box. Crafted by Chef Lucas Sin (Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2021) and handmade in small batches, each set comes with a pair of distinctive flavors. A perfect gift for Lunar New Year, this special set is presented in a commemorative gift box adorned with art curated through our collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Inspired by a pair of early 20th-century woodblock prints from The Met Asian Art collection: New Year Picture of Door God Zhao Gongming and the Shining Daoist Immortal, the gift box design seeks to give context in which traditional New Year woodblock prints are used: posted on the main entrance of homes, offering protection and prosperity to the families they guard.

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This partnership between junzi and The Metropolitan Museum of Art began in 2020, bringing forth bold regional Chinese flavors through the local restaurant’s house-made chili oils.

Every purchase supports The Met's collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art, while providing vital relief to NYC's Asian-owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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