Chinese New Year 2015: Eat in or Eat out?

Kung Hei Fat Choy, tomorrow is the first day of the Chinese New Year and it’s the Year of the Ram, Goat or Sheep and will last 15 days. This year, I’ve decided to eat in on the day of Chinese New Year but eat out to celebrate with my HOH WOK CLUB!

I’m very thrilled to announce HAKKASAN, the beautiful teak paneled and sleek Chinese restaurant inside the iconic Fountainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach will be hosting my HOH WOK CLUB sit down lunch, Sunday, March 1st, so please SAVE THE DATE! It was very short notice organizing this, so menu is still to be locked down, however, it is ON! We discussed a 3 course lunch from their a la carte menu, it’s the best deal in town!


I hope you’ll join me in this incredible restaurant that represents Asian culture and cuisine at its best!  HAKKASAN is a restaurant I’m proud and honored to be associated with. I only want to bring you the best so you’ll have a wonderful experience to remember, so bring your family and friends and let’s celebrate the Year of the Ram!


Here are details so far, you’ll be prepaying through HAKKASAN…
When: Sunday, March 1st, 2015: 12-3pm
What: sit down set lunch
Complimentary: glass of champagne upon arrival
Cost: $45 plus tips and tax, total $57.15
Why: celebrate Chinese New Year of the Ram
Details: check back here for final menu and reservations!
Find out what HOH WOK CLUB is all about and some of the restaurants we’ve visited!

ChineseNewYearredpacketHere’s an idea for a simple home cooked Chinese New Year dinner. Remember WOK STARS, you can adapt your easy, no-recipe technique to any recipes you want to use!  It’s all about setting the festive mood.

Grilled Pork
For loads more Chinese New Year ideas, visit my favorite Asian friends SteamyKitchen, RasaMalaysia and VietWorldKitchen.

Whether you’re a goat, ram or sheep, here are your predictions and everything you need to know so 2015 will be a great year!

List of restaurants celebrating Chinese New Year in Miami but I really, really hope you’ll join me at my celebration, see details above!

Hakkasan, Friday, Feb.20, Chinese New Year with Dragon Dance, $128, details.

Mandarin Oriental, Chinese New Year menu from Monday, February 23 to Friday, February 27, 2015 in Azul with French-Asian fusion cuisine $75, La Mar offering Peruvian cuisine with Asian influences, a la carte menu, $19-25 and Mo Bar and Lounge with 3 themed cocktails and unlimited dim sum $50, details.

Black Brick aka Midtown Chinese, no specials but it’s modern and good (will be posting review soon) and my new partner, Lemon City Tea will be pairing teas there! Voted  America’s Best new restaurant 2014 by Bon Appetit, details.

Other restaurants who may be having Chinese New Year celebrations but not posted on their site so you’ll have to contact them for details…
Tropical Chinese
Tony Chan Water Club
King Palace, no website, 305-949-2339
Kon Chau
South Garden

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