Strike the Gong, we’re chowing down for Chinese New Year!

Clang the cymbals, bang the drum, shake your tail feathers and welcome the year of the Rooster with culinary banquets that will make you feel lucky all over. The traditional red envelopes take on a new meaning with some of Bali’s venues giving back this year to the community. It’s once again time to take stock, revisit those resolutions and chow down. Where will you be celebrating the year of the Fire Rooster?

Chandi A long time favourite, Chandi is rolling out the red carpet for a delicious feast held over two nights with specials available at lunch as well. The menu features some highlights including; prosperous organic hen with dragon soup; and whole steamed barramundi for mains with starters including flash fried pork belly in honey garlic sauce, scallop rice rolls and a smoked salmon and pomelo salad that has come over all Chinese. Cocktail of the day is a dragon lychee sling and dessert is playing my song with caramelized chocolate and red fruit tart. Chandi celebrates the Chinese New Year with their Ceremonial Chinese Menu on New Year's Eve January 27th and the 28th from Lunch through Dinner, running all the way till Midnight!!! 3 course dinner; Rp315,000++ or Rp400,000 with a cocktail. 16265441_1337343789619812_1473394988795263624_nwww.chandibali.com +62(0)361.731.060 reservations@chandibali.com   Alila Seminyak Alila Seminyak gets Chinese New Year 2017 off to an auspicious start with a season of giving and gourmet feasts. Enjoy the sumptuous culinary treasures specially crafted by executive chef Stefan Zijta and his culinary team. The tradition of ‘hongbao’ gets a nod too with guests encouraged to fill the signature red envelopes with donations for the local elementary schools supported by Alila. One donor will win a fabulous two night stay in an ocean suite, so it’s well worth starting out by giving back. Prosperity dinner, Friday, January 27. Set the scene with a bountiful reunion dinner filled with joyous abundance with a four-course menu featuring special celebration dishes and signature New Year favourites such as Dong Po Pork and Steamed Snow Fish, and dessert to finish. Fortune’s Feast, Saturday, January 28th. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Raise your glass in a toast to a prosperous Chinese New Year. Enjoy a splendid four-course spread of Cantonese-style delicacies, including a harmonious trio of appetisers, sea treasure soup, festive main courses and dessert, with a spirited dragon dance performance. Price starts from IDR 825.000++ per person Shanghai Street Brunch, Sunday January 29th. Relax into the Year of the Fire Rooster with a delightful Sunday brunch featuring savoury Chinese street market food. Come and enjoy a free flow of appetisers, our Chef’s Display of all-you-can-eat pastries and desserts, as well as main courses, plus complimentary access to our Party Pool. IDR 575.000++ per person CNY Alila SeminyakFor more information and reservations: seminyak@alilahotels.com or call +62 361 3021 888   W Retreat and Spa It’s kind of a no brainer that the year of the Fire Rooster would be celebrated in style at the W”s signature grill restaurant, Fire. They say food is the most important element in celebrating Chinese New Year. Fire is offering a lavish dinner buffet on Saturday the 28th for those who want to celebrate with family and friends. Dinner Buffet IDR 450.000++per person If sparkling fresh seafood is more your style, Starfish Bloo is your ticket. Set Menu 490,000++ per person Wwww.wretreatbali.com   Shanghai Baby Living lush in the year of the fire rooster starts at Shanghai Baby on Saturday, January 29th with a signature Shanghai Xin 5-course menu with some flavourful dishes including a chicken char sui with carbonised bao, crab and corn soup, steamed snapper ‘Hong Kong style’ and Haiianese chicken rice or stir-fried tenderloin with broccoli and ginger sauce. Sounds a treat. The after dinner entertainment happens upstairs and the night may well extend. 5-course dinner Rp750,000 per person. Shanghai Baby CNY 2017   Fat Gajah and Arang Sate Bar Our favourite little noodle and dumpling house is pushing the envelope with a special celebratory dinner to celebrate the year of the Rooster and they are making a special guest appearance at Ubud’s Arang Sate as well. The menu has some highlights that include Balinese rooster confit with ramen noodles, XO sauce, poached egg and a crisp cilantro and mint slaw, star anise consomme with shrimp and pork dumplings, and their own take on a traditional Chinese New Year cake, Coconut Nian Gao. Set menu Rp165,000++ per person. Reservations at Fat Gajah in Seminyak: +62 85101688212 or email us at reservation@fatgajah.com Arang Sate Bar in Ubud: +62 361 479 2199 or email us at reservation@satearang.com fatgajah   Won.Kys Don’t feel like dressing up or spending big? Won.Kys is the cheeky Chinese take away next to The Plumbers Arms. They’ve cooked up a special menu with hot and sour chicken soup, shrimp egg foo young and chili pork spare ribs, starting at just Rp30,000 a dish. If you need to get out of the house, drop in next door for a cheeky drop and enjoy your traditional take-away at the bar. won For orders: 0878 6228 2983.