Chinese New Year of the Dragon at DEPARTURE

January 31, 2012

Chef Gregory Gourdet and Departure Restaurant hosted their annual Chinese New Year Celebration from January 20th – January 28th to welcome the Year of The Dragon. Chinese New Year is the most important and celebrated holiday on the Chinese calendar where friends and family reunite and pave the way for a good new year. Gourdet added his signature flavors to a traditional multi-course kaiseki menu and Departure’s bartenders created signature cocktail pairings specifically designed for the cuisine and occasion.

 “Food is always the center of a Chinese New Year celebration. There are different dishes that represent the wishes of luck, wealth, longevity and a rich sweet sweet life,” said Gourdet.

 Chinese New Year Kaiseki Menu
$45 per person

 Shrimp Toast
Water Chestnuts, Ginger

 Crispy Pork Dumplings
Chili Soy 

Hot and Sour Soup
Bamboo Shoots, Sesame, White Pepper

Cod Steamed in Ginger and Scallions

Soy Sauce Chicken

 Longevity Noodles
Egg, Snow Peas, Ginger, Chilies

Nian Gao
Glutinous Rice Flour Cake, Adzuki Bean, Matcha Cream, Lychee-Wolfberry Sorbet

 

Featured Cocktails

 7-Spice Drop $9
Grey Goose Poire, Lemon Juice, House-Infused 7-Spice Syrup

 Red Banner $10
Canton Ginger Liqueur, Blood Orange Juice, Prosecco