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20 Ways to Eat and Drink Through Chinese New Year

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgWesternized New Year's Eve is more about drinking, sometimes to the point of oblivion, but in the East, Chinese New Year is a change to honor friends and family with food. With the Year of the Snake arriving this weekend, here's 20 ways to eat and drink your way through this holiday to have a prosperous and happy year.

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1. Blossom

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3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-7111
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Blossom will be open on Sunday and Monday for a Dim Sum lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and will offer a traditional Chinese menu for dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

2. The Buffet at Bellagio

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8111
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The Buffet at Bellagio will feature gourmet Chinese dinner specials today through Sunday and a gourmet brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

3. China Poblano

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
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Now through Feb. 28, China Poblano has cocktails and menu items for the Chinese New Year. Look for Goose, Goose, Duck with seared foie gras, salted egg custard and blood orange; 18 Monk Noodle with hand-cut wheat noodle, chanterelle mushrooms and aged dark soy sauce; scallop and long bean with black bean paste, diver scallops, Chinese long beans and house made black bean paste; Lions Head with Saffron Napa Cabbage with pork, jicama, saffron and Napa cabbage; and Xinjiang Uyghur Lamb Chops, grilled lamb chop, toasted cumin, sweet onion and pomegranate. Cocktails include the Mei Mei, Plum Delight and Imperial Tea.

4. Diaoyutai State Guesthouse at Tuscany Kitchen

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3600Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111
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The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse returns to the Tuscany Kitchen at the Bellagio for a series of exclusive dinners Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. The eight-course dinners reflects historic dishes modernized from ancient menus. It will be prepared and served by the Diaoyutai culinary team, dressed in traditional Chinese attire and led by executive chef Hao Baoli, who has hosted more than 1,000 world leaders in his decades at the Guesthouse. Even the tableware was shipped from Beijing to Bellagio for the event. Tickets go for $500 per person at 1-866-406-7117.

5. Dragon Noodle Co.

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3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Crystals at CityCenter
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-7965
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On Sunday, Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar at Monte Carlo will feature a $29 special three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-7111
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Fin at the Mirage will offer special Chinese dishes on Sunday through Monday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. Select lounges at the resort also will offer special Chinese New Year libations Sunday through Feb. 18.

7. Fleur by Hubert Keller

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3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7200
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Fleur by Hubert Keller will feature a four-course prix fixe dinner menu on Sunday from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Fú at the Hard Rock Hotel will have a special menu starting Sunday that includes Ground Full of Gold Coins with shrimp stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, Laughter & Happiness with pan-seared prawns with a sweet tomato sauce, Prosperity & Gold Coins with sun-dried sea scallops with sea moss, Luck Comes Easily with pork shank stewed in a preserved bean curd and Prosperity & Good Occurrences with oysters with sea moss.

9. Fusion Mixology Bar

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-4300
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The Palazzo’s Fusion Bar will offer the Jaina cocktail. This cocktail was created by Fusion Bar mixologists Wendy Verdel-Hodges and Cynthya Halog, who were inspired by a number of exotic ingredients after walking through an Asian market one night. The Jaina cocktail, served in a martini glass, mixes Lemon Grass infused G Saki, Gogi Bery infused Absolut vodka, lotus root syrup, lemon juice, Chinese bitters and Dragon fruit, which was the inspiration for the cocktail’s name.

10. The Grand Wok & Sushi Bar

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7777
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Grand Wok at the MGM Grand will feature a special menu on Saturday and Sunday as well as Feb. 15-17.

11. Holsteins Shakes & Buns

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3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7940
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Holsteins Shakes & Buns at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is celebrating Chinese New Year with The Rising Sun burger. The burger is made of Kobe beef, teriyaki glaze, Nori Furikake, crispy yam, spicy mayo and tempura avocado and costs $17.

12. Jasmine

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3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7223
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On Sunday, Feb. 17, Jasmine will offer a Dim Sum lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a traditional Chinese menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

13. Mandarin Tea Lounge

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3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 590-8888
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Mandarin Oriental’s Tea Lounge has Chinese New Year-inspired pastries, handmade Fortune Cookies and a specially crafted sugar snake created by Pastry Chef Gianni Santin. The Chinese New Year afternoon tea service is priced at $35 per person and is available from today through Monday.

14. MOzen Bistro

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3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 590-8888
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MoZen Bistro at Mandarin Oriental is offering the Year of the Snake Dim Sum menu and a Prosperity Yu Sheng menu from noon to 10 p.m. today through Monday. The dinner for $65 per person serves Chinese dishes such as roast Peking duck Ccepes, Charsiew pork with lemongrass prawns, corn and crab soup, and a choice of fillet of cod with XO sauce, Singapore chilly crab, or Hainanese chicken rice. MOzen Bistro’s Sunday brunch will showcase a special selection of Chinese-inspired entrees and desserts.

15. Rice & Company

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3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-7965
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Rice & Co. at the Luxor has a $65, three-course pre-fixe dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year from Sunday through Feb. 24.

16. Pearl

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3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7380
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Pearl at the MGM Grand will offer a traditional Chinese menu in addition to a Dim Sum lunch on Saturday through Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

17. Public House

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 407-5310
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Public House at the Venetian is celebrating Chinese New Year by offering a Snake Bite cocktail in honor of the Year of the Snake. The Snake Bite is served in a beer pint for $8 and consists of Joseph James Lager and Ace Cider.

18. Tao Asian Bistro

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3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 388-8338
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Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian has three special dishes for the Chinese New Year. Look for Jiaozi, Chinese beef dumplings with ginger peanut sauce, twin lobster tails stir fried Szechwan style with garlic chili sauce, pee wee potatoes and Long beans and Gold Coin almond cookie sandwiches, coin-shaped almond cookies with ginger ice cream and chocolate chips.

19. Shibuya

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-3001
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Shibuya also will offer special dishes Sunday through Feb. 17.

20. Zine Noodles Dim Sum

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-2220
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Chef Simon To of the Palazzo’s Zine Noodles Dim Sum has created a special limited-time menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. The special menu includes Firecracker Manila Clams infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste and spicy roasted pepper; and Winner’s Daily Soup, which is a must-have for all casino players.

1. Blossom

3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158

Blossom will be open on Sunday and Monday for a Dim Sum lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and will offer a traditional Chinese menu for dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158

2. The Buffet at Bellagio

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Buffet at Bellagio will feature gourmet Chinese dinner specials today through Sunday and a gourmet brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. China Poblano

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Now through Feb. 28, China Poblano has cocktails and menu items for the Chinese New Year. Look for Goose, Goose, Duck with seared foie gras, salted egg custard and blood orange; 18 Monk Noodle with hand-cut wheat noodle, chanterelle mushrooms and aged dark soy sauce; scallop and long bean with black bean paste, diver scallops, Chinese long beans and house made black bean paste; Lions Head with Saffron Napa Cabbage with pork, jicama, saffron and Napa cabbage; and Xinjiang Uyghur Lamb Chops, grilled lamb chop, toasted cumin, sweet onion and pomegranate. Cocktails include the Mei Mei, Plum Delight and Imperial Tea.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. Diaoyutai State Guesthouse at Tuscany Kitchen

3600Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Diaoyutai State Guesthouse returns to the Tuscany Kitchen at the Bellagio for a series of exclusive dinners Feb. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. The eight-course dinners reflects historic dishes modernized from ancient menus. It will be prepared and served by the Diaoyutai culinary team, dressed in traditional Chinese attire and led by executive chef Hao Baoli, who has hosted more than 1,000 world leaders in his decades at the Guesthouse. Even the tableware was shipped from Beijing to Bellagio for the event. Tickets go for $500 per person at 1-866-406-7117.

3600Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Dragon Noodle Co.

3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Crystals at CityCenter, Las Vegas, NV 89109

On Sunday, Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar at Monte Carlo will feature a $29 special three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Crystals at CityCenter
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Fin

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Fin at the Mirage will offer special Chinese dishes on Sunday through Monday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. Select lounges at the resort also will offer special Chinese New Year libations Sunday through Feb. 18.

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Fleur by Hubert Keller

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Fleur by Hubert Keller will feature a four-course prix fixe dinner menu on Sunday from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

8. Fú

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Fú at the Hard Rock Hotel will have a special menu starting Sunday that includes Ground Full of Gold Coins with shrimp stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, Laughter & Happiness with pan-seared prawns with a sweet tomato sauce, Prosperity & Gold Coins with sun-dried sea scallops with sea moss, Luck Comes Easily with pork shank stewed in a preserved bean curd and Prosperity & Good Occurrences with oysters with sea moss.

4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

9. Fusion Mixology Bar

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Palazzo’s Fusion Bar will offer the Jaina cocktail. This cocktail was created by Fusion Bar mixologists Wendy Verdel-Hodges and Cynthya Halog, who were inspired by a number of exotic ingredients after walking through an Asian market one night. The Jaina cocktail, served in a martini glass, mixes Lemon Grass infused G Saki, Gogi Bery infused Absolut vodka, lotus root syrup, lemon juice, Chinese bitters and Dragon fruit, which was the inspiration for the cocktail’s name.

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. The Grand Wok & Sushi Bar

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Grand Wok at the MGM Grand will feature a special menu on Saturday and Sunday as well as Feb. 15-17.

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Holsteins Shakes & Buns

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Holsteins Shakes & Buns at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is celebrating Chinese New Year with The Rising Sun burger. The burger is made of Kobe beef, teriyaki glaze, Nori Furikake, crispy yam, spicy mayo and tempura avocado and costs $17.

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Jasmine

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

On Sunday, Feb. 17, Jasmine will offer a Dim Sum lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a traditional Chinese menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. Mandarin Tea Lounge

3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89115

Mandarin Oriental’s Tea Lounge has Chinese New Year-inspired pastries, handmade Fortune Cookies and a specially crafted sugar snake created by Pastry Chef Gianni Santin. The Chinese New Year afternoon tea service is priced at $35 per person and is available from today through Monday.

3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

14. MOzen Bistro

3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

MoZen Bistro at Mandarin Oriental is offering the Year of the Snake Dim Sum menu and a Prosperity Yu Sheng menu from noon to 10 p.m. today through Monday. The dinner for $65 per person serves Chinese dishes such as roast Peking duck Ccepes, Charsiew pork with lemongrass prawns, corn and crab soup, and a choice of fillet of cod with XO sauce, Singapore chilly crab, or Hainanese chicken rice. MOzen Bistro’s Sunday brunch will showcase a special selection of Chinese-inspired entrees and desserts.

3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

15. Rice & Company

3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Rice & Co. at the Luxor has a $65, three-course pre-fixe dinner menu to celebrate Chinese New Year from Sunday through Feb. 24.

3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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16. Pearl

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Pearl at the MGM Grand will offer a traditional Chinese menu in addition to a Dim Sum lunch on Saturday through Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

17. Public House

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Public House at the Venetian is celebrating Chinese New Year by offering a Snake Bite cocktail in honor of the Year of the Snake. The Snake Bite is served in a beer pint for $8 and consists of Joseph James Lager and Ace Cider.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

18. Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian has three special dishes for the Chinese New Year. Look for Jiaozi, Chinese beef dumplings with ginger peanut sauce, twin lobster tails stir fried Szechwan style with garlic chili sauce, pee wee potatoes and Long beans and Gold Coin almond cookie sandwiches, coin-shaped almond cookies with ginger ice cream and chocolate chips.

3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

19. Shibuya

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Shibuya also will offer special dishes Sunday through Feb. 17.

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

20. Zine Noodles Dim Sum

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Chef Simon To of the Palazzo’s Zine Noodles Dim Sum has created a special limited-time menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. The special menu includes Firecracker Manila Clams infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste and spicy roasted pepper; and Winner’s Daily Soup, which is a must-have for all casino players.

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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