Located at the W South Beach, Mr. Chow is the perfect spot to ring in the Lunar New Year on February 16 with a delicious meal and great company. We have the sneak peak on what this Miami hot spot suggests you order for this year’s festivities—and the secret to their signature dipping sauces, hand pulled noodles, and Beijing duck. Read on to hear more:
You’ve heard the buzz about dining at Mr. Chow. And every good party always starts with a celebratory champagne pop. So at this New Year’s celebration, expect the fizz to be effervescent and overflowing. Anticipate a tableside visit from Mr. Chow’s signature Christofle Champagne Trolley featuring an extensive selection of top shelf bubbles a la carte, including Dom Perignon, Ruinart, and Veuve Clicquot.
The ultimate lettuce wrap. Prepared with tangy squab meat and served with water chestnuts and refreshing lettuce cups, this hors d'oeuvre—offered with diced chicken or vegetables—will start your meal off right with a spoonful of magic in every bite.
Overlooking South Beach’s deco drive, Mr. Chow’s outdoor patio is the perfect spot take in a warm Miami night while nibbling on chicken satay skewers slathered in their signature peanut sauce. These tender strips of sautéed chicken, drizzled in layers of buttery, creamy gravy, are tantalizingly delicious.
This secret sauce may not be so secret. Mr. M’s fluffy, velvety sauce collection is launching this February on Amazon and in specialty food stores across the nation featuring three of the restaurants' signatures—Fiery, Hoisin, and Chile. So if you don’t have time to head down to Mr. Chow, revel in the New Year in the comfort of your own home with Mr. M’s triple threat.
Mr. M is offering a new take on the Asian noodle delicacy—one that is exclusively offered at Mr. Chow. These oodles of noodles, topped with minced meat with a side of cucumbers, are prepared by authentic pasta cuisinier, Chef Lee, during one of the six nightly dining performances. After the decanting of the wine, the restaurant falls to silence with all eyes on the skillful Chef Lee. As he hand pulls noodles from a small pile of dough in just minutes, you’re served a dish that is just as sweet, spicy, and savory as the day Mr. M introduced them to the west in 1968.
To kick off this Lunar New Year, it only seems proper to serve up Magic City eaters with the catch of the day from Biscayne Bay. So Mr. M is turning up the heat with tropical treasures from the sea. We recommend ordering the green prawns infused with garlic and served mixed with fresh mushrooms, water chestnuts, and roasted cashews, or the drunken fish made poached in rice wine.
For meat-lovers, we recommend ordering the ma mignon, which is an incredibly tender filet served with a crispy flour crust and topped with peppercorns and onion sauce—a Mr. Chow recipe since 1975.
If you were born in the year of the dog, and you’re looking to toast to your coming of fortunes, than we have the dish that will even beat those crisp and candy coated cookies with messages inside. Mr. Chow’s Beijing duck—a luxe item artfully crafted by esteemed Duck Chef Tsui—represents the grandeur of Chinese culture and rests as the crown jewel of Chinese cuisine. The royal dish of the emperor for thousands of years, Mr. M places this plate on a pedestal above the rest. Showcasing the duck’s crispy golden skin, Duck Chef Tsui follows an arduous and time-consuming process, roasting it in a specialized oven until the skin turns a glistening golden brown. Removed and then carved tableside, this juicy but crispy Beijing duck is served with thin pancakes, sliced scallions, cucumbers, and Mr. Chow’s signature hoisin sauce for a truly authentic dining experience the emperor requests.
The grand finale. A dessert trolley, complete with Florida oranges soaked in Grand Marnier, lychees, light, fluffy, and layered coconut cake, triple chocolate cake, and white chocolate cheese cake offers the perfect ending to your night of celebrating. W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., 305-695-1695
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