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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosting Chinese New Year celebrations

15 January 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents Chinese New Year happenings around the resort including a two-hour traditional lion and dragon dance, culinary prix-fixe menus courtesy of José Andrés’ China Poblano and the resort’s original Cantonese concept Red Plate and specialty digital artwork to commemorate The Year of the Rat. The Cosmopolitan invites guests and visitors alike to join the festivities and celebrate one of Las Vegas’ most anticipated occasions.

2020 Chinese New Year Events and Offerings:

Lion and Dragon Dance
Tuesday, 28 January
The Cosmopolitan will once again partake in an opulent lion and dragon dance throughout the casino-resort. The ceremonial dance will commence at the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance on the first floor of The Boulevard Tower at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January and proceed through the casino, into the lobby and up to the second and third floors of The Boulevard Tower. The dance will pause on several locations throughout the precession to partake in the lucky lettuce-eating ceremony.

China Poblano Chinese New Year Menu
20 January – 2 February
World-renowned chef José Andrés divinely weds Chinese and Mexican cuisine with China Poblano’s specialty five-course menu in honor of Chinese New Year. Guests can enjoy a specialty menu featuring world class dishes including Secret Garden made with black sesame fried tofu, seasonal greens, pear, almond topped with sesame dressing; Dragon’s Pearl made with scallop and pork dumplings wrapped in daikon, mushroom broth and black moss (Fat Choy); Royal Treasure prepared with Soft Shell Crab, golden Mexican blue shrimp, salted egg yolk and pea shoots; Lucky Pot consisting of fried whole seasonal fish, pearl onion, corn cakes and crispy black rice and for dessert, the Golden Fortune, a carefully prepared dish inclusive of Tart shell, egg custard, pastry cream, blueberry and ginger ice cream.

Red Plate Chinese New Year Menu
25-29 January
A Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas original luxury concept, Red Plate, offers traditional Chinese cuisine in a refined setting. In celebration of Chinese New Year, Red Plate presents an exclusive ala carte menu features traditional dishes, including Dried Oyster with Black Moss and Dried Scallops, Half Roasted Duck Hong Kong Style, Stir Fried Loofah Melon with Bamboo Fungus and Fish Maw with Goose Feet Clay Pot.

Additionally, Red Plate will be serving The Earthly Branch, a specialty cocktail crafted in celebration of The Year of the Rat. The delectable libation is a concoction of Grey Goose Melon, kai lemongrass ginger sochu, soto junmai daiginjo sake, spiced honey syrup, lemon and orange juice shaken and topped with an edible custom Year of the Rat decal and flower petals. The carefully selected ingredients are representative of abundance, happiness, friendship, success, peace, health and longevity in traditional Chinese culture.

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