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The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Miami

Jaya's tender Peking duck
Jaya's tender Peking duck Courtesy of Jaya
click to enlarge Jaya's tender Peking duck - COURTESY OF JAYA
Jaya's tender Peking duck
Courtesy of Jaya
The Chinese Lunar New Year officially kicks off today, February 5, and there's no better way to celebrate the year of the pig than with a week of gluttonous consumption.

From pork-forward tasting menus to Asian-inspired libations, Miami's bars and restaurants are ready for another round of fun. So dive face first into one of these prosperous Chinese New Year's dinners.  All tasting menus are available until February 9, unless stated otherwise.
click to enlarge COURTESY OF DRUNKEN DRAGON
Courtesy of Drunken Dragon
Drunken Dragon. The South Beach eatery specializing in Korean barbecue and kitschy drinks has joined forces with Zuma for a lush Chinese New Year's edition of its Drunken Tiki event. Guest bartender Jules Gomez will be shaking up vibrant Appleton Estate rum cocktails on February 5 alongside extended happy hour pricing till 11 p.m. 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach; 305-397-8556; drunkendragon.com.
click to enlarge Dim sum duo - COURTESY OF HAKKASAN
Dim sum duo
Courtesy of Hakkasan
Hakkasan. Miami Beach's Hakkasan is bringing prosperity and luck with its Chinese New Year tasting menu. Priced at $108, the repast begins with such starters as Peking duck with crispy bean curd and mango or a classic dim sum duo rolled in sesame seeds. Entrees include hearty plates of wok-fried lobster with spinach and lily bulb and lamb with shiitake mushrooms. End the evening with a fun fortune cookie macaron. Available till February 24. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877-326-7412; hakkasan.com.
click to enlarge Jaya's tender Peking duck - COURTESY OF JAYA
Jaya's tender Peking duck
Courtesy of Jaya
JayaJaya offers a five-course Peking duck menu ($110) curated by executive chef Vijay Veena. The dinner includes other Chinese staples such as fried rice with foie gras, scallions, and oyster sauce, and Chinese pancakes with cucumbers, scallions, and black bean sauce. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855-923-7899; thesetaihotels.com.
COURTESY OF PALMAR
Courtesy of Palmar
Palmar. The Wynwood restaurant offering modern takes on classic Chinese dishes is hosting a five-course Chinese New Year feast complete with champagne toast. Dinner costs $69 per person, and seatings are at 7 and 9 p.m. on February 5 only. Reserve your spot at resy.com. 180 NW 29th St., Miami; palmarmiami.com.
click to enlarge Spring in Tai Po - COURTESY OF SUGAR
Spring in Tai Po
Courtesy of Sugar
Sugar at the East. The chic rooftop bar is hosting a celebration on February 5 brimming with Asian-inspired libations like Spring in Tai Po ($15) — a tart martini of vodka and cherry blossom liqueur crowned with flowers
— in addition to live entertainment and giveaways. The party starts at 8 p.m. 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami; 786-805-4655; sugar-miami.com.
click to enlarge Tanuki's pork buns - COURTESY OF TANUKI
Tanuki's pork buns
Courtesy of Tanuki
Tanuki. This South Beach pan-Asian eatery is celebrating with a pork-heavy, prix-fixe menu. For $45, dig into plates of pork belly fuku buns, char sui pork ribs, and a pork crackling crumble paired with peppercorn ice cream. 1080 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-615-1055; tanukimiami.com.
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Attorney by day, foodie by night, Elena Vivas is a regular food and beverage contributor for Miami New Times. She was also an expert columnist for Foodable TV and a food editor for tropicult.com.
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