2019 is a year of the Pig and some of the city's top restaurants are all set to celebrate Chinese New Year. New menus, exciting dishes and each outputting up a lavish spread to enjoy the festivities. The new year falls on the 5th of February 2019 but the festivities kick off this weekend!
Dashanzi, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu - Dashanzi, the progressive modern Asian cuisine restaurant at the JW Marriott is all set to embark on a culinary journey to welcome the Year of the Pig. They have created a bespoke menu to mark one of the most auspicious days in the Chinese calendar and Chef Huanxi Yan, Chef De Cuisine at Dashanzi along with his team promises a degustation of traditional recipes known to bring good luck and prosperity. Dishes like Crispy Fish Finger Teriyaki Glaze, Seaweed Tofu Miso Soup, Butter Pepper Salt Asparagus Mixed Vegetables, Scallop and Lobster Suimai, Braised Lamb Leg Chef’s Special, Wok Tossed Lotus Root Chilli Vinegar and many more. Celebrations for the Chinese New Year festival that starts from 1st February to 10th February.
Hakkasan, Bandra West, Western Suburbs - Apart from their special menu created for Chinese New Year, Hakkasan is recreating the age-old tradition of a wishing tree. Guests can write down their wishes on red ribbons and tie them to a tall 7 feet tall majestic gold leaf tree to bring good luck. Chef Raymond Wong has dishes like Three Style Mushroom Dumplings, Shacha Chicken Puffs shaped like the auspicious lotus flower, Wok Fry Lobster with Spinach and of course a decadent dessert called the Wealth Pot along with their signature cocktails.
China House, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai - Indulge in a specially crafted menu at China House from the 25th of January to the 5th of February featuring new dishes like Truffle Prawn Dumpling, Wok Tossed Edamame Prawns with Thai Chili, Sichuan style Tofu and even a sweet dumpling with Bean Paste and Chocolate which is a delicacy. To add sparkle to the festivities, China House is decorated with traditional Chinese lanterns, has special fortune cookies and gold coins and their signature Dragon Dance performance which should not be missed.
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Ming Yang, Taj Lands End, Mumbai - Bandra's favourite Chinese restaurant is celebrating the Chinese New Year in style! A special menu featuring dishes like Wild Mushroom Baozi, Chilean Sea Bass, Slow Fried Soft Shell Crab, Dutch Asparagus, Buddha's Delight and even a Soft Poached Lobster. For dessert, they have got a Caramel Flan and a Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hong Kong Sweet Roll. You can, of course, pick your favourites from the main menu but these are created to bring about luck and prosperity to usher in the year of the Pig, not to mention, they are delicious!
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Mumbai - The all-day dining restaurant at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has a special Chinese New Year Menu celebrating the Year of the Pig with a fabulous Sunday Brunch on 3rd February’19. Feast with your family on a lavish brunch menu that features traditional Chinese delicacies that are known to bring good luck and prosperity. A grand Suckling Pig, Szechwan Whole Pomfret and Peking Duck Pancake. There is also a delicious Dim Sum stage, lots of Chinese inspire meat and seafood grill and traditional Chinese Desserts.
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Better known as the Tiny Taster, Roxanne is an internationally respected blogger and expert on the Mumbai food scene. She has hosted many events, including the Upper Crust Food & Wine Show and travels the world, sharing her knowledge and gaining more experience.