Lunar New Year at Donna Chang

The CBD's Chinese fine-diner is putting on a week-long Lunar New Year menu, plus two days of banquets, to welcome the Year of the Dragon.
Sarah Ward
February 05, 2024


New years and treating yo'self go hand in hand, including on Lunar New Year. So, for an indulgent way to welcome the Year of the Dragon, CBD fine-diner Donna Chang is throwing a party — and you have a whole week to head along and make the most of it.

From Monday, February 5–Sunday, February 11, the eatery is serving up celebratory meals and cocktails. Across Friday, February 9–Saturday, February 10 only, it's also whipping up a special banquet for dinner.

Donna Chang is known for its Sichuan and Cantonese-style cuisine, and it'll be doing Sichuan pickles, king salmon yu sheng with pickled bamboo, duck wontons, noodles with lobster and more — including dragonfruit coconut and lychee cake for dessert — as part of this LNY feast. Arrive hungry, obviously.

With sittings at 6pm and 8.30pm on the Friday and Saturday evenings, the banquet isn't a cheap meal, setting hungry folks back $138 per person, with drinks more on top.

Cocktail options span the Enter the Dragon (vodka, pink dragonfruit, watermelon, ginger and citrus), Nine Sons (dry gin, jasmine verte, goji berry and orange bitters), Mei Long (salted plum gin, lychee, basil, citrus and soda) and Roaring River (dark rum, mango, coconut, five spice, citrus and toasted marshmallow).

There'll also be dragon dancers livening up the inner-city restaurant on the Friday and Saturday nights.

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