Complimentary Mooncakes for All Diners
In celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival holiday, observed on Wednesday, September 22, Koi in Evanston and Chens in Wrigleyville will offer a traditional Chinese Mooncake complimentary to all dining guests.
The traditional dessert will be provided by Chiu Quon Bakery and Cafe, an authentic bakery specializing in Chinese-style baked goods in Chicago’s Chinatown. Complimentary mooncakes will be offered in the classic red bean, sweet egg yolk or black bean varieties.
COST: Complimentary to all dining guests, dine-in only.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, dinner only
ABOUT: The Moon Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the other being the Chinese New Year, and is a legal holiday in several countries. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally, on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes together.Mooncakes are Chinese pastries traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching; moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on this occasion. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival, one of the three most important Chinese festivals.