During the month of February, many restaurants in the Washington DC area offer specials in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Here are a few dining specials for 2014, the Year of the Horse. Of course, many people flock to the Chinese restaurants in Chinatown where you may find a less expensive meal.
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC (202) 637-6100.
The Source will offer its signature Year of the Horse tasting menu as an additional option to its a la carte menu for guests nightly from Friday, January 31 until Thursday, February 13, 2014. On Monday, January 27, the restaurant will welcome award-winning Sichuan Chef Peter Chang for a special reception from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. including a range of Chinese dim sum specialties priced at $50 per person. On Friday, January 31, enjoy a family style banquet menu tailored for group dining and priced at $65 per person for tables of six or fewer, $60 per person for tables of eight and $50 per person for tables of 10 or more. Take a dumpling making class on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Priced at $75 per person. On Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m., The Source will transform its dining room into a Night Market, replicating the atmosphere of a Chinese street food market with five live action stations serving traditional dishes symbolizing luck and prosperity. Priced at $95 per person.
781 7th Street, NW Washington, DC. (202) 393-2929.
Zengo will celebrate the Chinese New Year with with brunch specials, which will be available in addition to its $35 bottomless brunch menu, February 1-2 and 8-9, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Special dishes include Scallop & Bacon Gyoza Dumplings with chive, nigori sake-yuzu dipping sauce, which represents wealth and luck; Shrimp & Chicken Spring Rolls, which stands for family and good fortune, along with Vegetable Lo Mein. During Bottomless Brunch, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of ceviche and sushi, salad, dim sum and antojitos, and brunch plates.
To learn about parades, performances and other celebrations, see a guide to Chinese New Year Events in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia