With Lunar New Year taking place on February 1, Vancouver restaurants are getting creative and offering some fun feature cocktails and menu items.
It is the year of the Tiger, as such, you can celebrate this year with Tiger-themed food and drinks for a limited time only.
One place, in particular, is Parq Vancouver.
Of course, nothing beats a traditional and authentic Asian meal, of which there are plenty in Vancouver. However, if you want to try something casual over the next couple of days and weeks, there are lots of options.
Lunar New Year Drink and Features At Parq Vancouver
From Feb 1 to 13, The Victor will be welcoming has a special cocktail: Crouching Tiger for $21 (Bombay Sapphire, sake, Lillet Blanc, fresh lime juice, Yuzu, and thyme syrup).
This is a citrus-forward cocktail arising from both lime and yuzu, Lillet gives the cocktail slightly more weight, thyme syrup balanced the citrus giving the cocktail a herbal note on he finish.
More fun: it comes with a red New year’s envelope – some will contain golden chocolate coins, some will have a prize!
Head over to Honey Salt and celebrate the Year of Tiger with their cocktail feature: Sloe Tiger for $16 (sloe gin, Aperol, peach syrup, fresh lemon juice served with a cranberry sugar rim. This is available from Feb 1 to 13.
Year of the Tiger-themed food and drink features will also take center stage on levels 2 and 3.
From January 21 to February 11, the Noodle Bar at Koi will offer a special dish of 3 Treasure Rice with Soy Chicken, Roast Pork and BBQ Pork with Shanghai Bok Choy on a bed of Jasmine Rice for $12.88. There is also a feature drink, ‘Tiger Paw’ cocktail (Asian liquor, orange juice, grenadine) for $8.88 at Centre Bar daily from 2 pm to late.
Where Else To Get Lunar New Year Drinks & Eats
Fanny Bay Oysters
Chef Tommy has created a delicious food feature as well as a cocktail to celebrate Lunar New Year. These two features are available from Feb. 1st to 10th.
Angry Crab ($88): 1 and a half Dungeness crabs tossed in Chef Tommy’s own blend of ginger and chilies as the base, on top of a bed of veggies. It serves 3 to 4 people as a main course (only available for dine-in).
To drink get the Tiger Bomb Cocktail ($15) (aviation gin-based cocktail that incorporates a ginger syrup and Chinese five-spice).
Pre-order and pick up Fanny Bay’s special Hot Pot Seafood Pack from their market: this includes 1lb manila clams, 1pc geoduck (approx. 1lb), 16oz oyster meat, half a pound of scallops, and half a pound of prawns all ready to cook up in your Lunar New Year Hot Pot for $88.88
Straight and Marrow
Available for the entire month of Feb, enjoy Bar Manager’s Lunar New Year cocktail feature, Le Tigre $14 (Pernod, Cointreau, Vanilla Liqueur, orange, coconut & egg yolk). This cocktail is designed to taste like Tiger ice cream!
This year, the special Lunar New Year flavour will be Roasted Oolong. Oolong tea was the first of its kind to be named “tribute tea” back in its days during the 10th century. It is a sacred tea people shared with each other as a symbol of honour. The roasted tea leaves give the gelato a bold and robust flavour, which compliments the Italian’s treat’s richness and creaminess harmoniously.
On Feb. 1st, Glowbal will be handing out traditional red envelopes to each guest that dines with us. In each of these envelopes, will be a gift. Gifts will include complimentary bubbles, dessert, chef amuse, brunch entree, and more!
One lucky winner will receive the envelope that has a $200 gift card to use for a future visit.
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar
Gotham’s cocktail feature is the Tiger Claw for $18 (Ketel One Peach & Orange Vodka, Averna, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, butterfly pea flower bitters, and butterfly pea flower dust).
Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar
Celebrate the Year of Tiger with Hy’s cocktail feature, Laohu $17 (Canadian Club ‘Chairman’s Select 100% rye, Cointreau, Licor 43, fresh orange juice, and orange bitters).
These pretty drinks, endless options for food, and joy is a great way to celebrate the year of the Tiger.
However you do celebrate, I wish you a prosperous and happy Lunar New Year.