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The Dragon Cometh: Two Weeks of Chinese New Year Specials Take Over Vegas

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Monday, Jan. 23, marks the beginning of the two-week celebration of the Chinese New Year, and restaurants across Las Vegas are bringing out the specials. This edition of EaterWire is dedicated to the Year of the Dragon.

Chinese%20New%20Year.jpgThe Palazzo celebrates the Year of the Dragon. Photo by Audrey Dempsey/Infinity Photo

ARIABlossom and Lemongrass will each feature authentic Chinese and Thai cuisine through Feb. 1. Blossom will be open for a Dim Sum lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Lemongrass will be open daily with a full menu from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. [EaterWire]
BELLAGIOJasmine and Noodles are offering a Dim Sum lunch buffet through Sunday, Jan. 29. Jasmine will serve lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and its regular dinner menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Noodles will offer its lunch specialties and regular menu items from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. [EaterWire]

CAESARS PALACEBeijing Noodle No. 9 offers an assorted braised seafood platter that is believed to bring good fortune to the entire family for the Chinese New Year. Other traditional items that prophecy good fortune and great prosperity include Wealth and Fortune, a dish with fried fish and shrimp, and Auspicious Beginning, made with Napa cabbage and dried baby shrimp.

Empress Court is celebrating the Lunar New Year with two separate prix fixe menus, each for a party of 10. Priced at $1,080 or $1,280 for the entire group, each includes 10 dishes traditionally served in Chinese New Year celebrations such as lobster salad with walnuts, roasted baby squab as well as head chef Kin Sun Sui’s signature sweet and sour scallops and squid. [EaterWire]

COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS — China Poblano is offering special dishes through Monday, Feb. 6, including Happy Family Jiao Zi made with pork, shrimp, mushroom and garlic chive; tea eggs and caviar made with tea marinated quail eggs and Rio Frio caviar; Gem of China, a whole abalone; Golden Dragon, a live Maine lobster, house made cure eggs and scallions; Fire Phoenix, a crispy young chicken, Sichuan pepper corn salt and seasoned pork rinds; and Giggling Buddha Taking a Bath, a strawberry gelée, lychee foam and guanabana sorbet. Chinese New Year menu items range in price from $10.88 to $53.88, a la carte. The José Andrés restaurant also has a Green Tea Sour made from a combination of green tea, Chivas, St. Germain for $13. [EaterWire]

HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS — Ming’s Table is offering a special à la carte menu through Sunday, Jan. 29, that includes a whole fresh fish that is considered lucky for wealth and prosperity in the Chinese language. Other entrées on the menu include sautéed bamboo skin with asparagus and deep fried tofu topped with sautéed seafood. [EaterWire]

LUXOR — Rice & Co. will offer a $65, four-course, pre-fixe dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year through Thursday, Feb. 9. The restaurant is also debuting its Dragon Roll made with eel, sliced cucumber, fresh avocado and caviar. [EaterWire]

MANDALAY BAYNoodle Shop and Buffet will feature authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner through Thursday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. [EaterWire]

MGM GRANDPearl will offer a traditional Chinese menu as well as a Dim Sum lunch through Monday, Jan. 30. Grand Wok will feature a special menu with a variety of select delicacies through Saturday, Feb. 4, while Shibuya also will offer special dishes through Friday, Jan. 27. [EaterWire]

MIRAGEFin will be open for dinner and present special Chinese dishes through Monday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 11 p.m. [EaterWire]
MONTE CARLO — On Monday, Jan. 23, Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar will feature a $29 special pre-fixe menu for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. [EaterWire]

PALAZZO — Zine Noodles Dim Sum is offering live lobster with golden garlic and spicy salt; firecracker Manila clams infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste and spicy roasted pepper; and Buddha feast creation, sautéed seasonal vegetables with ginger juice. [EaterWire]
WYNN LAS VEGAS — Wing Lei is offering a dim sum brunch through Saturday, Jan. 28. Dishes include pork spareribs, steam barbeque pork bun, lotus leaf sticky rice, Malaysia cake and shrimp dumpling. The dim sum brunch, for %58.88 per person, is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [EaterWire]


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China Poblano

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Beijing Noodle No. 9

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