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5 Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

BY Rebecca Wallwork | February 12, 2018 | Feature Features

2018 is the Year of the Dog. Here are five places where you can celebrate the occasion.
The Chinese Lion Dance is one of the highlights of Hakkasan's Chinese New Year's celebration.

Luxe Lunar Style

Dishes like Szechuan oyster, wok-fried lobster and a Golden Fortune dessert star on Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu are available through March 4. The holiday feast is $128 per person, based on two people dining. On Feb. 16, don’t miss the Chinese lion dance, starting at Bleau Bar at 8PM and making its finale at Hakkasan. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.276.1388

An Upmarket Feast 

Fans of Jaya’s pan-Asian cuisine will get an extra infusion over the Lunar New Year, thanks to the Setai Miami Beach’s weekly Asian Bazaar Night, starting on Feb. 16 at 7:30PM in the hotel’s courtyard. Make selections from multiple Asian food stations and enjoy a live DJ and Dragon Dancers. Tickets start at $45. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 855.923.7899

Host with the Most

Celebrate Chinese New Year Beijing-style at MR CHOW. To ring in the Year of The Dog, the restaurant at the W South Beach is offering a special menu (for $54 per person) from chefs Hor and Deng. Dishes served family-style include glazed prawns with walnuts and Little Dragon soup dumplings. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.1695

All in One Fun
The Mandarin Oriental is your one-stop-shop for all things Year of the Dog, from the annual Lion Dance throughout the hotel on Feb. 16 to a special Year of the Earth Dog spa treatment for humans and a two-night stay for your pampered dog. Dine at La Mar by Gaston Acurio for holiday specials including Siu Mai dumplings, Peking duck and creamy tapioca pudding. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8288

Beijing Meets The Bahamas
Celebrate Chinese New Year in paradise with a jaunt to Grand Hyatt Baha Mar’s Shuang Ba in Nassau. The name means “double eight” and the elaborate new restaurant has 88 seats and 88 items on the menu, overseen by 15 chefs from China specializing in dim sum, wok and noodle-pulling. Four private dining rooms are decorated with phoenix and dragon symbols, representing fortune, wealth and yin and yang. 1 Baha Mar Blvd., Nassau, The Bahamas, 242.788.1234

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