Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lucky Dishes for Chinese New Year 2018 & Rémy Martin CLUB

Xin nian kuai le! Happy Chinese New Year, folks! In the Philippines, some of our traditions have been greatly influenced by the Chinese community, with the hopes of prosperity and good vibes for the rest of the year. Arnie's family even hire dragon dancers at their place to welcome the CNY. Lol!

Another way to attract fortune is through food - should taste good and should come in generous serving. Here's a quick guide!

Walnuts generally symbolize happiness for the entire family.

Almonds are often baked into coin-shaped cookies to symbolize wealth.

Peanuts symbolize vitality and prosperity.

Apricots are often included in the Box of Harmony. The golden color is believed to attract wealth.

Spices like cinnamon can enhance the whole dining experince simply through the aroma alone. The enduring fragrance is said to invite a long and honorable life.

Jasmine symbolizes rebirth, growth, and prosperity.

Pork is one of the most popular meats in Chinese cuisine. When roasted, the skin turns bright red - a color mostly associated with good luck.

Now aside from food, it's also important to celebrate with an equally special drink. Consider Rémy Martin CLUB. A quick swirl releases a mix of aromas, including scents mentioned above - grilled almonds, spicy cinnamon, and the floral scent of jasmine - thanks to a selection of cognac essences aged for up to 20 years.

Sipping it reveals bold flavors such as dried and candied fruits, ending with an intense finish. It's complex, but balanced. It pairs well with sweets, just as it does with pork.

Cheers to the New Year!