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
Water Chestnuts, Ginger
Crispy Pork Dumplings
Hot and Sour Soup
Bamboo Shoots, Sesame, White Pepper
Cod Steamed in Ginger and Scallions
Soy Sauce Chicken
Egg, Snow Peas, Ginger, Chilies
Glutinous Rice Flour Cake, Adzuki Bean, Matcha Cream, Lychee-Wolfberry Sorbet
7-Spice Drop $9
Grey Goose Poire, Lemon Juice, House-Infused 7-Spice Syrup
Red Banner $10
Canton Ginger Liqueur, Blood Orange Juice, Prosecco