WHAT: Guests can celebrate the Chinese New Year at Chens in Wrigleyville and KOI in Evanston with traditional Chinese Lion Dancer performances and a special menu of symbolic dishes. Performances will take place Saturday, February 5 at 7:00 PM at KOI and at 9:00 PM at Chens.
Diners can enjoy a special, “Good Luck” menu beginning Wednesday, February 2 available through Sunday, February 13. Dishes include Seafood Pan Fried Noodles – noodles bring long life in the New Year – and Lychee Chicken for prosperity. Complete menu is below.
Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new moon and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the New Year is called Lantern Festival and culminates at night with a children’s parade of lanterns. This year is the Year of the Rabbit.
WHEN: Lion Dancer: Saturday, February 5, 7:00 PM Koi, 9:00 PM Chens
Good Luck Menu Available: February 2 – 13
CHENS AND KOI GOOD LUCK MENU
Szechwan Won Ton with Peanut Sauce, $5.00
Peanuts bring long life.
Lychee Chicken, $12.00
Chicken delivers prosperity while lychee nuts strengthen family relations
Beef with Bamboo Shoots, $11.95
Bamboo Shoots is a term that sounds like “wishing that everything would be well”
Seafood Pan Fried Noodles, $12.95
Noodles represent long life
Dragon and Phoenix, $16.95
Represents long relationship to the marriage.
Dragon: Crispy chicken covered in tangy sweet and spicy pepper sauce
Phoenix: Shrimp sautéed with vegetables in white wine sauce
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-10 PM | Friday – Saturday 4:30 PM-11 PM
CHEN’S CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
Sunday – Thursday: 4-11 PM | Friday – Saturday 4 PM-Midnight