Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Chinese New Year NYC: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

[Dumplings at Kings County Imperial]

Sofrito Lovers,

This upcoming Monday is Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) and if you've never had the pleasure of partaking in this amazing celebration, then this should be the year you do.  The food, fun, excitement, and celebration are amazing.  I'm sure it's no surprise to you that I enjoy the food aspect the most!

The Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year by preparing special noodle and dumpling dishes, which in their culture promotes longevity, prosperity, and success.  Due to their cultural significance, these dishes are prepared with the utmost attention to detail and highest quality ingredients.

As a Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year gift, I'm posting this awesome article from of the best restaurants and eateries to go to celebrate the start of the "Year of the Monkey!"  

Now get yourself to Chinatown, Brooklyn, or Queens and enjoy the incredible beauty and spectacle of Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year!  Have fun, Happy New Year, and buen provecho!

Chinese New Year NYC: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey

[Dumplings at Kings County Imperial]
Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a festival to celebrate the turn of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. This year, the Year of the Monkey, the celebration falls on Monday, February 8. Restaurants all over the city are offering special additions to their menus such as noodles and dumplings said to promote longevity and prosperity respectively. From Chinatown to Williamsburg, here are ten restaurants celebrating with specials this weekend:

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