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Lunar New Year at Ocean 12

Ring in the Year of the Rat with a Chinese feast, top-shelf cognac and sweeping city views.
By Leisha Kapor
January 22, 2020
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Lunar New Year at Ocean 12

Ring in the Year of the Rat with a Chinese feast, top-shelf cognac and sweeping city views.
By Leisha Kapor
January 22, 2020
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The festive season continues, and what better way to celebrate the Year of the Rat than with a five-course banquet and fancy cocktails — with stunning views, of course.

Ocean 12 is going all out for Lunar New Year, offering a special menu and cocktails from January 24 until February 11. To make the most of the occasion, you'll want to book a table for Friday, January 24, when Southbank will come alive with dance, music and performances for the festival's official kick off. Plus, at 10pm, lion dancers will move through the restaurant.

Start with a specialty Hennessy VSOP cocktail on the terrace. Choose between the Lucky Lychee Fizz, the Hennessy VSOP and Green Tea or the Fortune in the House — a zesty concoction of Hennessy, orange juice and kumquat. Then, tuck into a Chinese feast of dumplings, pork buns, steamed greens and fried chicken with Chinese salad. Or opt for the chef's daily special for $25.

If you want to take things up a notch, you can settle in for a VIP banquet menu in one of Ocean 12's private karaoke rooms. You'll be hosted by the chefs and dining on dishes such as scallop and prawn dumplings; steamed grouper with spiced greens; sautéed lobster with egg noodle; and green beans in XO sauce. Oh, and an opulent wagyu steak drizzled with truffle oyster sauce. It costs a cool $250 a head and is available for group sizes of four to ten people, with the option of Hennessy VSOP pairings for an additional $100.

Afterwards, pick up the mic and sing your heart out to keep the party going.

Bookings are only required for the VIP banquet menu, which can be made via info@ocean12.com.au or Ocean 12's website.

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