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Chinese New Year in Chicago

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Chinese New Year is this Friday, January 31st. Ring in the year of the horse with these specials and events:

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Yum Dum Dumpling Party

On Saturday, February 1st, Yum Dum--a new food truck specializing in dumplings and launching March 1st--will be hosting a dumpling making and eating party to celebrate Chinese New Year. Dumplings are considered a lucky food symbolizing prosperity, and are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve.

All tools, ingredients, and sauces will be provided. Guests need only to bring their hands and eagerness, ready for hands-on dumpling assembly. Jeff Wang, the "Chief Dumpling Engineer" overseeing the production line, will provide a demonstration on different ways to fold dumplings and invite guests to try it themselves. At the end of the event, all participants will enjoy a family style meal consisting of the dumplings they made.

The event runs from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at The Garage at 116 N. Aberdeen in Chicago. Tickets are$45 per person. Click here to register for the event.

Chinese New Year at Terrace Restaurant

Terrace Restaurant at the Conrad Hotel is offering a contemporary Chinese-inspired menu created by Executive Chef Darnell Reed. In honor of Chinese New Year, the following specials will be available January 31-February 12:

  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp Appetizer ($14)
  • Szechuan Chicken Entree with Forbidden Rice and Stir Fry Bok Choy ($21)

Sign up now to join the dumpling party, or stop by Terrace Restaurant to enjoy some specials dishes. Happy New Year!

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