(PRESS RELEASE)_Jupiter, FL — Gong xi fa cai! In Mandarin, it means wishing you prosperity, or Happy New Year. Blackbird Modern Asian is ushering in the Year of the Rabbit with a Lunar New Year’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The zodiac-inspired event will feature an Instagrammable lineup of dining, music, and dancing.
Once guests are seated, the evening begins with revealing hidden prophecies from Lunar New Year’s fortune cards using feng shui coins. Next, order a Lucky Rabbit Martini ($15) and toast to enlightened days ahead. The specialty cocktail is formulated from tangerine bourbon, orange elixir, all spice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
In honor of the holiday, executive chef Tim Nickey’s making Lobster Cantonese with longevity noodles and ginger-scallion Chinese black bean sauce blended with garlic, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine ($52). In Chinese culture, longevity noodles and lobsters symbolize long life. The regular menu also contains lucky dishes, including short rib and bone marrow dumplings (wealth) and Peking duck (fertility).
Save room for a hoppy ending with executive pastry chef Denise Elrod’s Rabbit Bomb. The hare-raising dessert features chunks of chocolate cake, salted peanut brittle ice cream, caramelized bananas, strawberries, edible flowers, and a rabbit mold melted tableside into a decadent dark chocolate sauce.
For entertainment, guests will enjoy groovy disco arrangements by DJ Peachy Grooves from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. At 10:30 p.m., she’ll pause for a spectacular drum and dragon and lion dance presentation performed by Master Li Siu Hung and his award-winning dance teams from Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu in Boynton Beach and Sunrise.
Reservations will be accepted for tables of 8 or larger based on availability. Walk-ins and seating commence at 4 p.m.
Blackbird also hosts a daily happy hour menu with half-priced cocktails, wine, and beer from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Blackbird Modern Asian is located at 1511 N. Old Dixie Hwy. in Jupiter, FL. For reservations or more information, call 561-589-7505 or visit blackbirdmodernasian.com.
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