There’s still time to ring in the Year of the Monkey at the Mandarin Restaurant in Bountiful. This two-week celebration is from Monday Feb 8 thru Saturday Feb 20. The traditional Lion Dance is performed by an 8-person troop with a spectacular performance at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 and Tuesday February 16 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 and eating lettuce for good luck. 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 the regular dinner menu, our kitchen staff prepares a special Chinese New Year Menu for parties of 4 or more people, at $20 per person.
Chinese New Year Menu includes:
Crab Cream Cheese Won Ton
Curry Chicken Spring Roll
Chicken Creamed Corn or Hot Sour Soup
Beef with Asparagus
Spice Girl Chicken Noodle
Pork Dynasty with Chinese Sausage
Steamed White and Brown Rice
House-made Ice Cream Pair: Saigon Cinnamon and Guava
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)
Be sure to wear RED which represents good fortune. This is a terrific culinary event that happens only once a year.