Somebody Help Us All: Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2012 in Dallas!

The first day of 2012 Chinese New Year is January 23 and the festivities go on for 15 days! Bet you didn’t know 2012 is the 4709th Chinese year and is the year of the Water Dragon.

So far, I have only received one notice of a special Chinese New Year celebration dinner: Five Sixy by Wolfgang Puck is doing a prix fixe menu for $125 per person. Wolfie will be in town for the dinner on February 1. All the details are below.

Anybody else out there have info an specific celebrations taking place?


Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will ring in the Year of the Dragon with a prix fixe menu showcasing Asian-inspired dishes representing the five Chinese elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.

Join Chef Wolfgang Puck and Five Sixty Executive Chef Patton Robertson for a tempting, creative five-course menu, inclusive of a chef’s amuse, a pastry prelude, and a decadent dessert. Dishes such as the Wok-Fired Dumplings with XO Chili Sauce, Roasted Loup de Mer, Apple Wood Smoked Peking Duck and Szechuan Pepper Crusted Filet are each designed to evoke themes of the Chinese New Year like good fortune and power, and will ensure that all visitors start the Year of the Dragon off right.

The Chinese New Year menu will be available alongside the a la carte menu from January 23rd through February 3rd, with a special appearance by Chef Wolfgang Puck on the evening of February 1st. The celebratory menu is priced at $125 per guest, or offered with an optional wine pairing for $175.  (Tax and gratuity is not included.)


Chinese New Year Menu

January 23rd–February 3rd, 2012

Wolfgang Puck Appearance

February 1st, 2012


  • SRD

    I think I’m going more low key. The Jeng Chi guy’s said it will wockin and wollin over at the China Town in Richardson early that eve with traditional dragon and drums ect. I’ll bring my wine for free and eat like a king at about $15.00 a head.

  • Call Chris at Yao Fuzi and set up a party!

  • Twinwillow

    For that kind of dough, Wolfie should autograph all the souvenir menus.

  • Kenny Mills

    Chop House Burgers in Arlington will be serving a Dragon’s Breath Burger ( flavored with the infamous Ghost pepper) with a cool mango slaw. Served with refreshing sliced cucumbers. Starting Monday the 16th.

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