Friday, January 20, 2012

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and Welcome the Year of the Dragon with P.F. Chang’s!

On January 23rd, we enter the Year of the Dragon with the beginning of the Chinese New Year, symbolized by prosperity, peace, happiness and longevity. The celebration begins on the evening of January 22nd, when loved ones get together for a New Year’s feast. Gifts are often given in red envelopes because the color red is a symbol of good luck in China. Since the Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu are celebrating in a big way!

If you’d like to celebrate the Chinese New Year with P.F. Chang’s, be sure to head over to a P.F. Chang’s China Bistro for some delicious Chinese food! When you dine with them between January 23 through February 6, 2012, you’ll be handed a lucky red envelope to be opened by a manager or a server on a future visit! Each envelope will contain a 10-50% discount off your next meal or a free appetizer or dessert. While you’re there, be sure to sample their new Dragon Punch. And when you visit P.F. Chang’s Facebook page beginning Monday, January 23rd at 12pm EST, you’ll also receive a “virtual” red envelope that may reveal a prize from P.F. Chang's. Enter daily!

You can also celebrate the Chinese New Year courtesy of P.F. Chang’s at home. Pick up some delicious packages of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu noodle entrees at your local grocery store and heat them up. Enjoy a variety of entrees, including Pepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles, Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles, Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles, and Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles. Serve them up with this recipe for Dragon Punch that you can make yourself!

Dragon Punch (courtesy of P.F. Chang’s)

SKYY Infusions Dragon Fruit Vodka 1.5 oz
Sriracha Sauce 0.25 tsp
Strawberry Puree 1 oz
Hand-squeezed Lemon Juice 0.5 oz
Simple Syrup 1 oz
Tsingtao Lager 3 oz.

Shake, strain and top with Tsingtao

And be sure to clean your house thoroughly to sweep away any ill fortune so that good fortune can enter. Decorate your windows and doors in red, and hang up festive red paper lanterns!

I’m excited to be joining P.F. Chang’s in welcoming the Year of the Dragon. I hope you’ll join them, too, by visiting a P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and/or picking up some yummy P.F. Chang’s Home Menu noodle entrees. Be sure to follow P.F. Chang’s on Facebook and Twitter, too!

1 comment:

  1. P.F.Changs is my favorite favorite restaurant. Might have to pick up some goodies to celebrate


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