The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year With Lucky Cat, Dotting of the Eyes, Distinctive culinary offerings and more
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Ram with Lucky Cat, an interactive art exhibition based on the fabled cultural icon of good fortune, Dragon Dance and ‘Dotting of the Eyes’ ceremony, festive décor and distinctive cocktails and menus from José Andrés’ China Poblano to commemorate the holiday.
Located in the pop-up space off the Las Vegas Strip, Lucky Cat features a nine-foot tall talisman of good fortune that invites passers-by in with a simple yet powerful smile and upright paw. Designed to reward the curiosity of those who dare to stop and explore, Lucky Cat dispenses a fortune card to all who place their hand on its paw. For a select few, this fortune will function as a golden ticket to a range of experiences at The Cosmopolitan. Visitors can interact with Lucky Cat from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Guests must be 21 years old or older.
To further the celebration, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will hold a traditional ‘Dotting of the Eyes’ ceremony at the East Side entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. During the ceremony, nearly 30 performers will ‘awaken’ a dragon and lions by dotting their eyes with red paint. Once awakened, the twisting and turning dragon will lead a parade of lions and dancers throughout the casino floor. The moving celebration will make a stop in front of the High Limit Lounge for a ‘Collecting of the Cabbage’ ceremony.
Chefs José Andrés and Garrison Price honor the Year of the Ram at China Poblano with a festive menu featuring creative takes on Chinese classics and specialty cocktails from Feb. 19 through March 5. In saluting the Chinese influences of the China Poblano concept, the menu will showcase an array of inventive dishes, including Wok Roasted Manila Clams with Chinese sausage, pickled chili, and black bean sauce; Crispy Radish Cake with XO sauce, tiny radish and chili oil; Beef Xiaolongbao with bone marrow, black truffle, and scallion; Mapo Tofu with Oat Noodle with steamed oat noodle, Thai basil, and peanuts; Barbeque Spare Ribs slow braised with charred long beans; and Choy Sum with oyster sauce and black bean crumbs.
China Poblano will offer a selection of crafted cocktails to pair with the dynamic menu offerings. Highlights include the Wool Blanket served with bourbon, cinnamon syrup, fig jam and goat’s milk; Lu Yang (Green Sheep), prepared with bourbon, orange liqueur, green tea, ginger star anise syrup, lemon and green tea air; and Yang Yang with sparkling shochu, cucumber celery juice, lemon and ancho pequin cotton candy. China Poblano will offer a complimentary mini cocktail, Spring Festival, made with melon-infused pisco, aloe vera liqueur, honey syrup and lime, to diners throughout the celebration.
ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.
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