We had a grand time hosting our 4th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Cultural Dinner at Canton House Restaurant. A sold out event, here were highlights:
8 scrumptious courses that symbolized Lunar New Year traditions, like:
- Sweet Rice Dim Dum
- Baby Bok Choy for health & wholeness Lotus Root for purity of heart
- Hot Pot for community & family
- Whole Fish for good luck
- Golden Tangerines for prosperity
- Giant Prawns for tenacity and resilience
Margaret’s personalized calligraphy brought folks early to watch her artistry and request special keepsakes and mementos (wedding anniversary and birthday!) Chopsticks races to honor the “longevity” vigil and New Year’s Eve celebration of games, community and family. For the first time, a dead heat with a winner tie! Trivia (and prizes) to learn and connect food, history, culture and tradition during Asia’s biggest holiday!
The celebration continues throughout the month. See post on more Lunar New Year festivals around town and upcoming seasonal new year’s cooking classes – GONG XI FA CAI! Gong hay fat choy!