Where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017
Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, takes place Saturday January 28, 2017, with celebrations across the city continuing into February.
This year commemorates the Year of the Rooster and Toronto restaurants are getting into the spirit with spectacular menus and carefully curated dishes.
Take a look:
-DaiLo’s Chinese New Year seven-course tasting menu ($75 pp) is available starting Friday January 27 and includes: Shrimp Toast and Foie Gras, Singapore Chili Lobster and Aloe Sake Sorbet for dessert.
The regular menu will also be available.
- Jackpot Chicken Rice is celebrating with a Seafood Extravaganza ($65 pp) on Saturday. In addition to the South-East Asian tropical inspired seafood feast, master oyster shucker Patrick McMurray will be on hand with raw bar tastings, and oyster and whisky flights.
- Kowloon Seafood Dim Sum Restaurant will be home to a Chinese New Year Banquet on Saturday. The 12-course meal includes pre-ordered food, tea, New Year’s Talk by local Food Historian Shirley Lum, momento, and chocolate tastings ($85 pp). Here's Chinese New Year 12-Course Banquet Menu in full:
* Chocolate Tastings (artisan chocolates by Shirley)
* Sweet and Sour Chicken
* BBQ Platter
* Crab Meat & Fish Maw Soup
* Braised Oysters & Fatt Choy on a Bed of Lettuce
* Phoenix Nest with Medley of Vegetables
* Classic Salt-Baked Chicken
* Braised Medley of Vegetables
* Steamed Whole Fish
* Double Lobsters in Garlic, Scallion & Ginger
* Yeungchow Fried Rice
* Yee-Fu Noodles
* Red Bean Soup
- From January 27-February 9 Luckee will be serving a six-course prix fixe ($88 pp) and eight-course prix fixe menu ($108 pp). The menu will showcase "Susur Lee's culinary twists on festive Asian favourites."
- Shangri-La is offering a Chinese New Year High Tea Menu ($61 pp + tax + gratuity) featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, warm oven baked scones, afternoon tea pastries, Chef’s takeaway creation, a glass of La Gioiosa Prosecco with mixed berries, and specialty Chinese tea selections.
- The Spoke Club is marking their annual fete on Saturday with a platter special for two ($29 + tax + gratuity) featuring General Tao Chicken, Cantonese Chow Mein, Vegetable Fried Rice, and Spring Rolls.
Want a menu you can pick and choose from? Dine at some of the city’s top Chinese restaurants, including:
Hankering for something sweet? Limited-editition Chinese New Year macarons are available from Nadège locations:
- Adzuki Red Bean Macaron ($2.38 each,$28.20/dozen). Available January 20-30th.
- Wuyishan Cake with Macaron Decoration with Oolong tea mousse, fresh lychee, lychee compote and oolong tea biscuit. ($9 individual size, $36 large size). Available January 23-31st.