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How to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Denver

February 19 marks the year of the goat/sheep and a number of restaurant specials.

Katy Hume

With the anticipated holiday falling a little bit later this year on Thursday, February 19, many Denver restaurants are celebrating the Year of the Goat/Sheep. Also referred to as the "Lunar New Year," the celebration always includes ancient Asian traditions and grand feasts. Denver restaurant goers can celebrate at places like ChoLon, Cook Street, and Ace. Here is what's to come:

  • Known for its exciting twists on traditional Asian cuisine, ChoLon Bistro will be offering an "angry noodle" special. This featured dish contains seafood delights of lobster and scallops accompanied by a Guilin chili sauce, which has a spicy tomato and chili base.
  • Cook Street School of Culinary Arts will teach guests how to perfect making dumplings, brew the delicious chili broth for dan dan noodles, and bake classic fortune cookies. This event takes place today from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $89 per person. Dinner, beer and wine pairings are included.
  • At Ace, the Chinese New Year can be celebrated with a four-course meal for $25 per person. The menu includes an introduction of Chinese-style pork ribs, followed by egg drop soup and General Tso chicken, and ending with fried green tea ice cream. Everything can be ordered a-la-carte as well.
  • Zengo is offering specials for luck, longevity, wealth and prosperity. Diners can expect steamed scallop gyoza, Singapore-style noodles, mushroom egg rolls, and adobo chicken lettuce wraps. No meal would be complete without a complimentary fortune cookie.

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

1937 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 308-9300


1555 Blake Street, , CO 80202 (303) 353-5223 Visit Website


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