The Lunar Year of the Rabbit - Chinese New Year 2011 - begins today and continues for two weeks, through February 17th at Bountiful's Mandarin Chinese restaurant, where you can celebrate in stye. As in previous years, Mandarin will feature the traditional Chinese lion dance, performed by an 8-person troupe, on Wednesday, February 16th at 6:00 PM.
In addition to the regular Mandarin menu, the kitchen staff will preapre a special Chinese New Year Menu for parties of 4 or more people: $20 per person. Included in the New Year menu are:
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Char Shu Won Ton Soup
Beef with Asparagus
Spice Girl Chicken
Satay Pork with Chinese Sausage
Steamed White and Brown Rice
Lychee Creme Brulee with Five Spice Cookie Crisp OR Trio of Homemade Ice Cream: Coconut, Mango, Pineapple with Fresh Berries
Cookie of Good Fortune
Specialty cocktails such as the Gingerita and Citrus Blast will be available in addition to wine, Asian beers, ginger brew and China cola (for an additional charge).
The folks at Mandarin encourage guests to wear RED, which represents good fortune.
For information reservations (for parties of 8 or more), call 801-298-2406.
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! (Wishing you Happiness and Prosperity)