Happy 4710 – It’s the Year of the Dragon

Monday, January 23rd marks the Chinese New Year. It’ll be 4710, the Year of the Dragon and of course there are many ways to celebrate.

Chinatown – Sunday night and into early Monday, the Chinatown Midnight parade begins at 10th and Race. Philadelphia’s Chinatown Corporation lists several restaurants offering special menus.

Margaret Kuo – Media’s Chinese New Year celebration starts Sunday, January 22nd with a parade. Margarat Kuo’s is offering both a ten-course banquet menu and seven-course gourmet menu through the end of February.

Sampan – Michael Schulson will be offering a special Year of the Dragon Prix Fixe Menu from Monday through February 9th.  The menu is just $45 per person and includes PuPu Platter, Longevity Noodles, Salt & Pepper Shrimp and Scallop, Sesame Chicken, Peking Duck Fried Rice and Chocolate Shortcake.

Susanna Foo – The Year of the Dragon celebrations begin with a special brunch on Sunday, January 22nd. And on Monday through February 19th the Radnor restaurant will be five-course Chinese banquet for $45. The banquet menu includes ginger lemongrass soup, lobster springrolls or vegetable spring rolls, red dragon maki or salad with poached Asian pear and finally the choice of Dragon and Phoenix (wok seared chicken and prawns), grilled beef tenderloin or butter poached lemon sole.