Ah, Chinese New Year, that time when Chinese families sit cozy at home chowing on nian gao while expats wander a city more shuttered than Chernobyl in 1987 in search of a bite. Don’t fret, however, for in addition to the five CNY dinners we listed last time, here are five more festive New Years deals that’ll ensure you get it on some of that CNY deliciousness.
Shang-Xi: From January 30 until February 14, the Four Seasons Pudong’s award-winning Shang-Xi restaurant offers two eight-course menus crafted by Chef Simon Choi. The ‘Fortune Set Menu’ entails double-boiled sea cucumber with fish maw and fermented garlic, a fried scallops puff in plum vinegar, whole braised South African abalone with foie gras, pan-seared Australian wagyu beef with star grouper fillet, sautéed asparagus with bamboo in supreme soup, steamed rice cake in coconut sauce, Osmanthus jelly with bird’s nest, and petits fours. The ‘Harmony Set Menu’ features superior bird’s nest served with bamboo piths in premier saffron sauce, braised goose web with fresh abalone, lobster salad with nuts and braised pork fillet with layered crispy tofu sheet in brown sauce, steamed star grouper fillet with black truffle, sautéed asparagus with bamboo piths in supreme soup, steamed rice cake in coconut sauce, double-boiled sweetened pear soup with fritillary bulbs and Hotan jujubes, and petits fours. Reserve through 0(21)-2036-1310 or [email protected].
888RMB+15% for the Fortune Set, 1,288RMB+15% for the Harmony set // 11:30am-10pm // Shang-Xi // Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, 2/F, 210 Shiji Dadao, near Pucheng Lu (世纪大道210号2楼, 近浦成路).
Yi Cafe: On Jan 30 and 31st, Yi Café lays out a comprehensive feast that features Chinese New Year favorites paired with classics from all over the world.
298rmb+15%, 149rmb+15% // Midday-10:30pm // Yi Café // Pudong Shangri-La, 2/F, Tower 2, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu (富城路33号, 浦东香格里拉大酒店2号楼2楼, 近陆家嘴环路).
Empty the Fridge at Burdigala: Okay, it’s not an official CNY dinner, but on Jan 30, Burdigala is offering 50% discount on all a la carte food so they can empty their fridge before they close for a week during the Spring Festival. Summon your inner scavenger and head on down.
7:30pm // Burdigala // 301 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Lu (嘉善路301号, 近建国路) or 550 Wuding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu (武定路550号, 近陕西北路).
Gui Hua Lou: From January 30-February 2nd, Gui Hua Lou offers a selection of eight set menus each featuring some of Chef Gao’s popular signature dishes. Reserve at [email protected] or (0)21-2828-6888
3,988RMB+15% (drink packages start at 68RMB) // 12-11pm // Gui Hua Lou // 1/F, River Wing Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu (香格里拉, 富城路33号1楼, 近陆家嘴环路).
New Heights: Enjoy CNY dinner with a contemporary spin at New Heights, where from January 30 to February 6, they’re offering auspicious four-course dinner menus. Choose between pan-fried Iceland cod fish or a grilled Australia grain-fed rib-eye for your main course.
398RMB+10% // 6-11pm // New Heights // Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼, 近中山东一路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].