Chinese New Year is coming up, and a couple restaurants are celebrating. See info below.
From The Mandarin in Bountiful:
Ring in the Year of the Sheep at the MANDARIN RESTAURANT in Bountiful, Utah to celebrate Chinese New Year. 348 East 900 North. This two-week celebration is from Thursday, February 19th thru Thursday, March 5th. The lively and colorful Traditional Lion Dance will be performed by an 8-person troop with a spectacular performance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday February 23rd and Tuesday March 3rd. The Lion Dance is thought to ward off evil spirits and welcome the New Year with a bang. The Lion makes its way through the Mandarin interacting with guests, eating lettuce for good luck and blessing the kitchen. Reservations are accepted for 8 or more people. Parties fewer than 8 may call ahead and have their name placed on the waiting list.
In addition to our regular dinner menu, our kitchen staff will prepare a special Chinese New Year Menu for parties of 4 or more people. $20.00 per person.
Chinese New Year Menu includes:
Chicken Soong Imperial Lettuce Wrap
Salmon Spring Roll with Sambal Aioli
Chicken Creamed Corn or Hot Sour Soup
Beef with Asparagus
Orange Chicken Noodle
Eight Treasure Vegetable
Steamed White and Brown Rice
House-made Ice Cream Pair: Lychee-Rasperry and Saigon Cinnamon
Cookie of Good Fortune
Specialty beverages such as gingerita, pomegranate spritzer will be available in addition to wine, Asian beers, ginger brew and hot tea. (for an additional charge) Join the Mandarin staff as we ring in the Year of the Sheep. Be sure to wear RED which represents good fortune. This is a terrific culinary event that happens only once a year.
And, from J. Wong’s downtown:
J. Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, invites the community to help usher in the Year of the Sheep on Saturday, February 21 and again on Friday, February 27, also at 7pm. The J.Wong family, owners and operators of J.Wong’s, will host a Lion Dance, presented by Sil Lum Kung Fu Kwoon of Salt Lake City, and will prepare some of their favorite traditional Chinese New Year dishes.
J.Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro is located at 163 West Second South and is open seven days a week for dinner, as well as for lunch Monday-Saturday. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 801-350-0888 or visiting jwongutah.com.