Let it be known that Chinese food is not meant to be eaten out of cardboard boxes with splintery wooden chopsticks. And New York’s gourmet Chinese restaurants—like Fung Tu and Michelin-starred Hakkasan—are revolutionizing the way the cuisine is served.
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Dragon Boat Festival – one of the three most important Chinese Holidays, together with Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival – falls on the 2 June (the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar).
Also known as the Double Fifth or Duanwu festival, the event commemorates the death of Chinese poet, Qu Yuan, who lept into the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 277 B.C with a stone attached to his ankle.
Local people admired the poet so deeply that they took to the water to save him, in their boats. Unable to located Qu Yuan’s body, the Chinese dropped balls of sticky rice into the water so that the fish could eat the rice rather than the poet’s body.
Today Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by tucking into zongzi (sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves) and racing dragon boats.
Wondering where to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in the capital? Panic not. Haute Time has done the hard work for you. Here’s the low-down on five of the best Chinese restaurants in town…
British Polo Day China’s fast-paced polo and glamour proved to be fitting prelude to the upcoming China Open Polo Tournament
Reality star and expecting mother Kristin Cavallari appeared at MAGIC at Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday to support her Chinese Laundry line of shoes. She was at the Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari booth, where she met with industry buyers and sellers and fans, who…Read The Full Post
The Venetian and Palazzo welcomed the Year of the Horse on Friday with a traditional lion and dragon dance. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, along with his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, were in attendance to paint the eyes of the dragon…Read The Full Post
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrated the Year of the Horse with a “Dotting of the Eyes” ceremony and street parade throughout the resort on Saturday. The event featured a twisting and turning dragon, lions and dancers. In addition, the resort featured art from Alexander…Read The Full Post
Hakkasan at the MGM Grand welcomed the Year of the Horse by kicking off its Chinese New Year celebration with a traditional lion dance on Friday night. From the pounding of drums to the stirring of chants, the festive vibrations filled the restaurant. The clashing…Read The Full Post
If you want to ring in the Chinese New Year in style, you should really book a stay at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. The haute hotel has partnered with Van Cleef & Arpels to create a glittering package in honor of the Year of the Horse.
A special feast in honor of the Chinese Year of the Horse will take place this year at Blue Jade in the Ritz-Carlton Dubai. The hotel’s popular Pan-Asian restaurant will celebrate the Chinese New Year a delicious array of Chinese fare made by culinary masters from China.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the Year of the Horse during Chinese New Year with a festive sanctuary boasting rich cultural meaning and honoring the stallion symbolizing happiness and luck through March 1. The design of the Conservatory’s tranquil temple is guided by the…Read The Full Post