Chinese restaurants in your city have elaborate plans for the new year
• Mainland China, Mumbai, Bangalore and Gurgaon
Shanghai roast lamb leg with pancakes and tender-fried chicken with cashew nuts and basil, stir-fried zucchini with mountain chilli, assorted mushrooms with golden garlic and crispy asparagus with assorted peppers are just some of the dishes on the elaborate menu at this chain. If you miss the Chinese New Year weekend, you can catch the festival till 8 February. Meal for two at Rs2,500, inclusive of taxes. Call Andheri, Mumbai, 022-66780011, Indiranagar, Bangalore, 080-25216677, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon, 0124-4263630.
• China House, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
The celebrations begin at this spacious eatery with a dinner on 25 January followed by lunch and dinner on 26 January. All meals feature a specially designed menu that includes mushroom salad in sesame oil, scallops with assorted vegetables and more, besides special Chinese goodies presented to every guest in an Ang Pow (traditional Chinese envelope). Meal for two at about Rs4,000 plus taxes. Call 022-6676 1149.
• Memories of China, Taj Residency, Bangalore
Enjoy the festive decor with two special ‘table d’hote’ menus for lunch and dinner. On offer are four-course meals comprising dishes cooked in the Chengdu and Sichuan style. Champagne and wine will be a part of the menu. Meal for two at Rs2,400 for lunch and Rs3,000 for dinner, inclusive of taxes. Call 080-66604444.
• Jade, The Claridges, New Delhi
Welcome the Chinese New Year with lunch and dinner a la carte menus with traditional dishes such as tofu, shitake and water chestnut dumpling, twice-cooked crispy skinned chicken with orange sauce, and lychee wonton with vanilla ice-cream, which are synonymous with the new year, says executive chef Ravi Saxena. They will also be accenting dishes with red and gold sauces, the colours of the festivities. Meal for two at about Rs4,000 plus taxes. Call 011-41335082