5 Toronto restaurants offering delicious Lunar New Year’s specials

As Chinese New Year 2024 approaches, Toronto is getting ready to celebrate in style. Restaurants across the city are preparing special menus and dinners to ring in the Year of the Dragon.  From traditional favourites to innovative creations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this festive season.

Holt’s Cafe Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea

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When: Until March 3

Reserve a spot at Holt’s Cafe and enjoy a lavish afternoon tea to ring in 2024’s Year of the Dragon. Enjoy a selection of classic teas, sandwiches and scones alongside delectable Lunar New Year’s treats, including sesame balls and crab wonton.

Hong Shing’s Three Dragons Dinner

When: Feb. 1-18 (6-course pick-up menu) and Feb. 22 (9-course dinner)

On Feb. 22, star chefs Wallace Wong and Eva Chin will collaborate to bring Hong Shing patrons a Lunar New Year dining experience to remember. By reservation only, the Three Dragons Dinner features a nine-course Cantonese-inspired meal, including a Prosperity Lobster Tower. For those seeking take-out options, a celebratory six-course Lunar New Year pick-up menu is available throughout February.

Louix Louis

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When: Feb 8-11

Experience a blend of Asian and French flavours with LOUIX LOUIS’ Lunar New Year menu. Enjoy House Made Brioche with Truffle Butter and a Golden Oyster topped with Caviar. Try appetizers like Foie Gras with Pork Dumpling, merging Asian and French tastes. Savour entrées like Red Snapper with Lo Hei Slaw and Quebec Duck Breast with Sichuan Jus, combining distinct flavours. End with White Chocolate Mousse or Red Bean Pudding, priced at $108 per person, for a memorable dining experience.

Chef Nuit Regular x Chef Eva Chin Lunar New Year Dinner

Eva Chin x Nuit Regular

When: Feb. 12

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with an exclusive Chinese-Thai fusion dinner at Kiin restaurant. Top-rated chefs Nuit Regular and Eva Chin of the Soy Luck Club will create a sumptuous six-course dinner, including culinary inspirations from the Dai community of Yunnan, China. A portion of the proceeds will support Pai, a village in Thailand.

JunePlum and Hong Shing collab

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When: Until Feb. 11

In celebration of Lunar New Year, JunePlum is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with Hong Shing, a Toronto staple renowned for its General Tao Chicken. Together, they are introducing a limited edition General Tao Chicken Patty, inspired by the beloved menu item at Hong Shing since 1997. Chef Craig Wong has expertly crafted the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and spicy flavours into this exclusive creation. Walk-ins can grab single patties or boxes of four during store hours, while pre-orders for boxes of four can be made online at www.juneplumtoronto.com.

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