Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special tasting menu beginning Monday, January 26, 2009. Priced at $55 per person (tax and gratuity not included), the five-course menu, created by Executive Chef Scott Irestone, celebrates the Year of the Ox using traditional foods that symbolize prosperity, togetherness and luck.  The menu will run for one week.



Chef’s Amusé

Maotai Infused Tea & Tangerine Glazed Quail


1st Course

Pan Toasted Lobster Pot Stickers


The Crescent Shape of the Dumplings Resembles Ancient Chinese Currency


2nd course

Slow Braised Oxtail Soup


The Ox is the Sign of Prosperity through Fortitude and Hard Work


3rd course

Szechuan Style Chili Prawns with Pan-Fried Noodles


The Length of these Noodles Symbolizes a Long Life


4th course

Whole Roasted Cantonese Duck

The Whole Bird…

Symbolizes Family Togetherness


The Pastry Chef’s Amusé

House Made Fortune Cookie and Tangerine Sorbet

The Cantonese Word for Tangerine…

Sounds like Luck and Wealth


5th course

Golden Pineapple Sticky Cake

According to custom, this fruitcake is fed to the Chinese Kitchen God so that he will report favorably on a family’s behavior.

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