No sooner has one New Year been celebrated than along comes another. We’ve rounded up places to celebrate the Year Of The Canine
14th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 17th February
2018 marks the Year of the Dog and for four nights only, London’s Chinese pop up, Lucky & Joy will be returning to their old stomping grounds, Hurwundeki in Bethnal Green to celebrate.
They will also be serving up delicious cocktails, including the Yuzu Smirnoff Collins & Gordon’s Ginbei
Serving up a menu specially for Chinese New Year, diners will be invited to order their favourites from the tick box menu, or if coming with the gang, sit down to one of the family style sharing menus.
For £25, groups of four or more will be able to order from the Feasting Menu, an array of dishes featuring classic Lucky & Joy spicy delights along with a selection of festive CNY specials, like the silky Longevity noodles and the sizzling fish in spicy broth Ã¢â‚¬â€œ said to guarantee a prosperous year.
For larger groups of eight or more, the Banquet menu is on offer. Diners can feast on a super slow cooked, red braised, whole suckling pig, served with home made plum sauce, bao buns and lots of delicious pickles for the best self assembled bao imaginable.
year Hutong will be celebrating Chinese New Year with dishes inspired by regional cooking styles and delicacies from across the country. Head Chef Fei Wang has combined a series of traditional dishes, with those eaten traditionally on Chinese New Year.
The Hutong bar team will also be joining the celebrations, creating a special New Year cocktail. Taking inspiration from the year of the dog, the cocktail is named after Panhu, a dragon-dog figure in Chinese mythology. It is made with a mix of Bulldog gin, pomelo cordial, crÃƒÂ¨me de mure, lemon juice, fresh raspberries and egg white.
This citrusy and refreshing serve provides the perfect accompaniment to Chef Wang’s menu, and will be available from 5th – 16th February. £16.
The Chinese New Year menu at Hutong will be available from 5th – 25th February.
Serge et Le Phoque
With its origins in the city of Hong Kong, Serge et Le Phoque welcomes in Chinese New Year with a five course tasting menu rooted in the traditions of China.
Amidst delicacies from across the globe, Serge et le Phoque will be showcasing their sophisticated menu alongside specific wine pairings for each course.
Decorations will be in place to celebrate the Chinese New Year, in the restaurant’s courtyard. The Chinese New Year menu will be offered on Friday 16th February and Saturday 17th February, at £75 per head.
Taking place on Friday 16th February, Devonshire Club, in the heart of the city, will be offering a spectacular Asian infused lunch and dinner menu inspired by the Chinese New Year.
The all day Asian focus will feature the imperial Mandarin delicacy, Peking duck, served on a trolley, as well as an assortment of other delicious Chinese specialities such as delectable dumplings and scrumptious spring rolls.
To seal off this perse offering, guests will have an exclusive viewing of the traditional lion dance, believed to bring good luck to people, at both lunch and dinner. For reservations: please email [email protected] or call 02037504545.
HIPCHIPS, located just a stone’s throw from the vibrant, lantern scattered streets of Chinatown, are introducing two fresh new dips this Chinese New Year. On offer will be a plum, ginger and spring onion savoury option, and on the sweet side, they will be offering a lychee pudding. These special dips will be served in the traditional HIPCHIPS boxes and come with an assortment of fresh, hand-cut crisps from a variety of British-grown potatoes.
From 2nd to 16th February, the immersive dining experience Le Petit Chef will be hosting a series of special suppers, complete with fortune cookies, to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year.
The diminutive Le Petit Chef transports intrepid diners on a whirlwind culinary tour of the globe which is inspired by the tales and travels of Marco Polo.
The journey stops off in China and guests will embark on a culinary adventure, soaring over snowy valleys, verdant tea gardens and even over the Great Wall of China. Along the way Le Petit Chef will be cooking up a vibrant spread of Chinese delicacies where guest can choose between Caramelised Honey and Ginger Duck, Miso Cod or Szechuan Tofu, before being chased into a hasty exit by a fire-breathing guardian dragon. Le Petit Chef takes diners on a six course tasting menu coupled with paired wine and cocktails to tantalise the taste buds.
Slims Pork Chop Express, have successfully combined two of the UK’s favourite gastronomies, BBQ and Chinese for the ultimate feasting experience this Chinese New Year. With the 1986 cult film ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, playing in the background, walls adorned with kitsch 1970s cult film posters and Kung Fu memorabilia, guests will be able to indulge in dishes washed down with a range of refreshing cocktail concoctions – all with that special Slims twist.
Guests can spend their evening indulging in Slims brand new Lo Pan Banquet, on offer from Friday to Sunday, or treating themselves to the spectacular Dim Sum special menu, which will allow diners to create their own bespoke banquets.
Salt Dog Slims in Liverpool
As February 13th sees us enter into the Year of the Dog, one of Liverpool’s most popular hangouts, Salt Dog Slims will be offering an assortment of tasty treats to mark the year of their namesake and Britain’s most beloved animal.
From Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th guests will able to celebrate the start of the new Lunar year, with Dim Sum Buns steamed in the hot dog machine, a deliciously unique Sui Mai hotdog and also receive a free Dim Sum as part of their brand new Happy Hour on Friday 16th from open till 8pm.
As if that wasn’t enough, the dog-friendly bar are also encouraging guests to bring in any unwanted leads, toys and dog food which will then be donated to Freshfields animal shelter.