Chinese New Year in 2020 starts on January 25th. The multi-day festival marks the commencement of a new year according to the lunar calendar. The starting day of the Chinese New Year starts with the arrival of a new moon between January 21 and February 20. This year, the event continues till February 8, when the Lantern Festival is held to mark the official end of the Chinese New Year.
Enjoying the Chinese New Year shows many colorful decorations, held a parade in your local Chinatown and many traditional Chinese meals eaten on eve of the Chinese New Year, including “longevity noodles” called 面 (cháng shòu miàn) in Chinese. This long noodle is needed to be eaten without cutting it, as a symbolic piece of gesture to wish a long life. Nian Gao, sticky rice cake, is a different staple of Chinese New Year. Nian Gao has the same intonation as the Chinese word high or high, so this rice cake is enjoyed to wish for a greater and more successful year than in the previous one.
As with several other major holidays, various places everywhere within the country offer several reductions and deals to rejoice Chinese New Year. The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco five-star hotel on January 26 gives a menu of Chinese afternoon tea for $ 98 per person. Visitors can also enjoy an excellent tea for $ 115 per person, subserved with a glass of California Schramsberg glinting wine or royal tea for $ 125 per person, served with a glass of yellow Veuve Clicquot Brut label, as well as strawberries and cream.
The Castle Inn Rhode Island, owned by Relais & Châteaux, an extravagance hotel group, gives a Chinese New Year’s package with a Cantonese-style five-course tasting menu for $ 92 per person ($ 127 per person with a mix of wine and other drinks). until February 2.
The menu includes a fried duck breast dish cooked with meatballs “lion head” and served with stewed cabbage, tempura lobster and “fava bean chawanmushi” cooked with clams and black bean sauce.