chinese new year lion mandarinMandarin Oriental, Miami is hosting an authentic Chinese New Year celebration on February 22, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at its Asian waterfront restaurant Café Sambal to honor the Chinese lunar calendar and usher in the Year of the Tiger.  Among the celebrations, a complimentary fortune telling reading.  lion dance performances on the waterfront terrace of Café Sambal amidst  authentic red and gold lanterns, ornate candles and other traditional Chinese decorations. 

The Mandarin Oriental culinary team will prepare an array of Chinese specialties including Peking Duck, Grilled Shrimp with Miso-Mustard Sauce, Pad Thai Wok Station, Chinese Five-Spice Baby Ribs and an assortment of delectable dim sum selections such as Pork Shu Mai, Shrimp Dumplings and Edamame Potstickers.  All guests will receive a ‘red packet’ filled with wishes of good health and good fortune. The cost for the event is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.  For more information or to make reservations: (305) 913-8358.  Café Sambal is open for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.   Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive.