Brickell Key’s Mandarin Oriental, Miami is paying homage to its Asian roots and the Chinese New Year 2017 with special food and drink offerings from Monday, January 23, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017. The limited-time, “Year of the Fire Rooster” additions can be found inside MO Bar + Lounge and La Mar by Gaston Acurio.
MO Bar + Lounge is serving up two new sips: “The Red Rooster,” a whiskey-based cocktail with Chinese five-spice syrup, lemon juice, Jasmine, and ginger ale, and “The Brickell Rooster,” made with double rye, lychee saketini mix, cherry spice simple syrup, and Ancho Reyes liqueur.
Over at La Mar, Peruvian flavors get the eastern treatment via costillitas, ribs with hoisin, aji pisco, and sesame seeds. The fusions finds continue with steamed branzio with soy sauce, cilantro, Chinese wine, tausi, scallions and white chaufan, and tapadito chifa, rice, egg tortilla, sautéed chicken, tonku mushrooms, aji amarillo, and vegetables. The Red Rooster platings can be found during lunch and dinner.
To culminate the celebrations, a traditional Chinese lion dance will take over the hotel lobby on Saturday, January, 28 at 7 PM. This embodiment of good luck mimics the animal’s movements to the beat of drums, cymbals, and gongs.