With Lunar New Year just around the corner, the team at Lotus Dining Group are primed and ready to celebrate the Year of the Ox with a range of festive celebrations across their Sydney venues – from banquets and lion dancers through to dumpling and cocktail masterclasses.
Each venue has carefully crafted its own unique Lunar New Year-inspired banquets with everything from prosperity salad at Lotus The Galeries, golden ingot puff pastry at Madame Shanghai or a whole steamed barramundi with ginger, shallot and soy broth at the newly opened Chi by Lotus. For all diners spending over $20 across the Lunar New Year weekend, they’ll be gifted with a traditional lucky red envelope containing a special gift to enjoy at their next visit. Authentic lion dancers will be setting the scene over the weekend, weaving their luck and fortune throughout the different venues across Sydney.
But why celebrate Lunar New Year over one night when you can celebrate over many. To wrap up the weekend, Lotus Dining Group’s executive chef, Steve Wu, will be hosting a cocktail and dumpling masterclass at The Gardens by Lotus, the stunning restaurant found in the tea house of Darling Harbour’s Chinese Gardens of Friendship. Over 2 hours on Saturday, 13 February, guests will learn the secrets to making three of Lotus’s signature dumplings while whipping up a series of Chinese-inspired cocktails like their Garden Spritz or a Szechuan Tommy’s Margarita.
All the individual details and banquet menus can be found at lotusdininggroup.com/whats-on/, but get in quick as reservations are essential.
The Gardens by Lotus | Darling Harbour
LNY Banquets: $128pp & $168pp from 10–13 February
Lion Dance Performance: 12:00pm on Friday, 12 February
Chi by Lotus | Barangaroo
LNY Banquets: $108pp from 9–13 February
Lion Dance Performance: 8:30pm on Friday, 12 February
Lotus The Galeries | CBD
LNY Banquets: $118pp & $168pp from 9–13 February
Lion Dance Performance: 7:30pm on Saturday, 13 February
Lotus Barangaroo | Barangaroo
LNY Banquets: $88pp & $108pp from 11–18 February
Lion Dance Performance: 9:00pm on Friday, 12 February
Madame Shanghai | Darlinghurst
LNY Banquets: $89pp & $120pp from 10–14 February
Lion Dance Performance: N/A
Lotus Double Bay | Double Bay
LNY Banquets: $78pp from 8–14 February
Lion Dance Performance: 8:30pm on Saturday, 13 February