Chinese New Year takes over Las Vegas on Thursday, ringing in the Year of the Sheep. Here's a look at 19 bars and restaurants in Las Vegas that are celebrating Chinese New Year with food and drink specials.Read More
19 Ways To Eat and Drink Your Way Through Chinese New Year
Andrea’s chef Joe Elevado will add his twist to dishes traditionally intended to bring good fortune in the coming year with his specials of stir fry bok choy with minced garlic, sweet and sour sea bass with pineapple, stir-fried ginger lobster, and shu haung chow mein. These specials will be offered in addition to Andrea’s Asian-inspired a la carte menu. The restaurant also has a special dinner event on Tuesday, Feb. 24, when it partners with Napa Valley’s prestigious Moone-Tsai Vineyards. The prix fixe dinner features a selection of Moone-Tsai’s rare and highly-acclaimed wines paired with a special tasting menu created by Elevado.
Blossom at Aria will be open for lunch with a specialty dim sum menu from Feb. 19 to March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring dishes such as steamed egg yolk bun and bird’s nest egg custard. The restaurant also will be open for dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Feb. 19, Blossom will feature a Chinese New Year holiday menu including fish filet with extra spicy broth, stewed pig knuckle and more.
3. China Poblano
Honoring the Year of the Ram, China Poblano's Chinese New Year offerings pay tribute to the Chinese influence of the restaurant, with specials such as wok roasted Manila clams, beef Xiaolongbao, and mapo tofu with oat noodle. Additionally, China Poblano will spotlight seasonal cocktail selections for the holiday, such as the Wool Blanket, served with bourbon, cinnamon syrup, fig jam and goat's milk, and the Yang Yang with sparking shochu, cucumber celery juice, lemon and ancho sequin pequin candy. The items are available Feb. 19 through March 15.
4. DB Brasserie
Daniel Boulud and executive chef David Middleton of DB Brasserie at the Venetian celebrates Chinese New Year with the traditional dishes of pork, duck, seafood and more Feb. 19-22. Find a half suckling pig for four for $145, whole roasted duck for two for $135, roast foie gras for two for $50, côte de beouf for two for $160, a seafood plateau for two for $80, and a three-pound lobster for two for $145.
5. Della's Kitchen
Della’s Kitchen at the Delano has a hoisin-braised Nevada beef short rib appetizer served with buckwheat noodle salad will be available for $19.
6. Fusion Mixology Bar
The Palazzo’s Fusion Bar will offer the Peach Blossom cocktail with peach vodka, peach and lemon puree and a ginger-flavored liqueur. It is garnished with bamboo speared candied ginger.
7. The Grand Wok & Sushi Bar
Grand Wok at the MGM Grand has ginseng abalone chicken soup and sesame mochi with bean powder for lunch and dinner.
This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan will be honoring the Chinese “Wishing Tree” tradition by collecting wishes from around the world. The restaurant also has an eight-course dinner through Sunday, March 1. Dishes include spicy lamb lupin wrap, spicy prawn, stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef with merlot, grilled Chilean sea bass in honey, stir-fry lily bulb and French bean and abalone and dry scallop fried rice. The Chinese New Year menu is available for $138.88 per person. A la carte items will be individually priced, starting at $20.88.
Jasmine at the Bellagio will feature a holiday dim sum menu Feb. 19 through March 1, available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
10. The Linq
The Linq Promenade throws the fourth annual Chinese New Year in the Desert/Las Vegas Spring Festival, and will ring in Chinese New Year with an International Culinary Show hosted by chef Martin Yan from 1 to 10 p.m.
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11. Mandarin Bar
Coinciding with the monthly Zodiac cocktail, the Mandarin Bar rings in the Year of the Sheep with the Blushing Billy cocktail created to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Pisces zodiac sign. This cocktail brings together flavors of creamy Sake, sparkling wine with hints of cranberry and cinnamon.
12. Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge
The Tea Lounge at Mandarin Oriental has an authentic Gong Fu Cha tea service in honor of Chinese New Year. Gong Fu Cha, literally means making tea with efforts, and is a traditional tea service where Imperial Spring Dragonwell tea is carefully pan-fired to create a toasty aroma with a sweet, rounded flavor. From Feb. 18-21, the service will be presented by Tea Lounge servers from noon to 5 p.m. and is recommended for parties of three or more. Also available, the Chinese New Year afternoon tea service for $60 per person.
Mizuya at Mandalay Bay has Char Sui chicken lettuce cups served with crispy rice noodle, peanuts and hoisin for $16. The Noodle Shop will feature an extensive specialty menu to ring in the New Year including sun dried oysters congee with black moss and braised pork knuckles noodle soup.
14. MOzen Bistro
MOzen Bistro celebrates Chinese New Year with a Year of the Sheep Dim Sum menu available all day and a special Prosperity Yu Sheng menu from noon to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 through Feb. 21. This year the “Good Luck Ritual” can be customized to a guest’s personal tastes with choices of select fish and seafood. The chef will guide all diners at the table in the traditional prosperity toss. The Year of the Sheep Dim Sum menu is priced individually from $9 to $12 and the Prosperity Yu Sheng menu is priced at $28.88 per person.
Noodles at the Bellagio has a specialty menu with traditional Chinese fare in honor of the holiday.
16. Studio B Buffet
Studio B Buffet at the M Resort will serve a variety of Asian favorites beginning Thursday, Feb. 19, through Wednesday, Feb. 25. Selections include lion’s head meatballs with Bok Choy, poached chicken with ginger and scallions, beef lo mein, sweet and sour pork, chicken lettuce wraps, spinach and bamboo shoots, spring rolls and Chinese almond cookies.
17. Wing Lei
Guests looking for a dim sum brunch for Chinese New Year can visit Wing Lei, where Chef Xian Ming Yu will create a variety of delectable offerings Feb. 18-25. Menu items include fried or steamed dumplings, shrimp balls, barbecue pork buns, potstickers, and more. The dim sum brunch also includes a sushi station, prime rib carving station and noodle soup station. Guests can order these dishes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu is $68.88 for adults, $58.88 for children age six to 12, not including tax and gratuity.
18. Zine Noodles Dim Sum
Chef Simon To of Zine Noodles Dim Sum at the Palazzo created a special limited-time menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. Look for chef Simon’s crispy chicken; firecracker Manila clams infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste, and spicy roasted pepper; and winner’s daily soup.