The weekend begun with a dusting of snow over the District Friday. When my friend Cecile suggested we grab dinner at Pho DC in Chinatown saturday, I immediately said yes (well oui really) not so much because I like Pho DC but because the idea of ANY kind of hot soup on a cold day within walking distance of my condo combined with a light evening of girly conversation planning our upcoming trip to Paris just seemed like a great plan! Following Pho DC, we headed to Ping Pong Dim Sum to grab a “dessert cocktail” and got a head start on celebrating the year of the dragon. Ping Pong is going all out for chinese new year, with 15 days of dragon-fueled events and some fun special menu items like the dragontail cocktail pictured below and made prickly pears, vodka, fresh limes, lychee liqueur and basil seeds.)
|Turns out basil seeds are super slimy. Who knew?|
Here are a few of the specials being offered between Monday January 23 and February 6th:
龙 Born the year of the dragon? Enjoy a complimentary Dragon Kumquat cocktail. Made with fresh kumquats, rum, amaretto, apricots and basil seeds (those slimy seeds again) it also come in a non-alcoholic version so that the littlest dragons born in 2000 can enjoy one as well.
龙 Tuesdays are lady dragon nights… girls get a complimentary glass of champagne between 4-7PM.
龙 On Thursdays, it’s generous dragon night. A portion of the proceeds from the Dragon Kumquat or Dragontail cocktails benefits the Chinatown Community Cultural Center. That’s the non-profit that put on the annual Chinese New Year festival, so drink up! You kinda get used to the basil seeds, I promise 😉
龙 On the weekends, there’s a special $70 brunch for 2 menu that includes two dragon cocktails, lots of dim sums and a dessert to share. Bring a large party, make sure everyone dresses in red and get 15% off your check!
For a complete schedule, check out Ping Pong Dim Sum’s What’s On section on their website.