Bring in the Chinese New Year amidst culture and tradition
Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar. This year, the celebration falls on February 12, and signifies the beginning of a year of the Ox.
The contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant and bar is releasing a series of limited-edition festive dishes. These include Sichuan razor clams, lobster with pickled chilli and an indulgent Chinese New Year platter.
The highlight of the specially curated menu is the Lobster Lo Hei, also known as ‘prosperity toss’. It is a dish typically eaten during Chinese New Year, where diners gather around the table as ingredients are added one by one. The ingredients are then tossed in the air with the belief that the higher they go; the greater fortunes will be.
End your meal on a sweet note with the special dessert, the Golden Fortune.
February 11-14. Call +9714 220 0868 or visit the website.
The Noodle House
The Asian soul food eatery is running a limited-edition set menu, full of flavours and traditions synonymous with the occasion. The dining experience starts with hand-rolled golden bars of vegetable spring rolls, symbolising prosperity and wealth; accompanied by crystal edamame dumplings with Sichuan chilli oil; a whole sea bream steamed with ginger, red chilli, coriander, and sizzling sesame oil; and a choice of egg noodles or stir-fry, which represent happiness and longevity.
End your meal with a dessert of sweet rice balls filled with toasted sesame, pear and star anise syrup.
Madinat Jumeirah, Nakheel Mall or JBR The Walk from February 11-28. AED179 for two. Call 800 666353 or visit the website.
Long Yin, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Bring in the New Year with an unlimited dim sum offer and an exclusive Chinese New Year menu with soup, steamed buns, fried prawns with wasabi cream, Cantonese style BBQ duck and chocolate banana rolls served with vanilla ice cream.
February 13 from 12:30-3:30pm. AED119 per person. Call +9714 702 2455 or visit the website.
Ewaan, Palace Downtown
Welcome a prosperous New Year with a lavish celebration at an oriental haven in the restaurant, Ewaan. Enjoy traditional performances of the Dragon Dance while you tuck into the best of Chinese cuisine with live cooking stations serving the freshest seafood, mouthwatering mains and decadent desserts.
February 11 from 6:30-10pm and February 12 from 1-4pm. Call +9714 428 7961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zengo, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
The eatery is offering a special, sharing four-course set menu of Pan-Asian delicacies and homemade Asian beverages to enjoy, while you take in the traditional Chinese décor around you. Indulge in a selection of hot and cold starters, followed by a sumptuous main course, and a sweet ending of traditional matcha cheesecake along with red bean jam.
February 12 from 8pm-11pm. AED250 per person (inclusive soft beverages). Call +9714 316 5550 or visit the website.