The year of the Monkey is almost upon us and there are some great events happening in Dublin to kick start the celebrations. Taking place from February 6th- 21st, the celebrations will showcase some of the best of Chinese culture with some of the performers flying over from China for the festival.
Le Cool Chinese Flavour Walking Tours of China’s Dublin City
Le Cool is delighted to take you on a little Chinatown adventure, discovering the vibrant Chinese community in our city, while listening to their personal stories and seeing how they are making an impact across the business and cultural landscape. Meeting Point will be confirmed when booking your ticket.
When? Saturday 13 & Saturday 20 February
Cost? Tickets €5 (booking is essential, as places are limited).
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Join Lei Xue for a public talk and demonstration to experience the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and find out what the art of drinking tea really means. This event has been organised to mark Chinese New Year with Asia Supermarket.
Where? Chester Beatty Library
When? Saturday 20 February
Cost? Free, no booking required
A bite of of China with Asia Market
Love Asian food but too intimidated by the exotic ingredients? Find out on a special guided tour of the Asia Market, Ireland’s premier Asian Supermarket in the heart of Dublin’s city centre and learn about all the ingredients used to prepare and cook an authentic Chinese meal. This is a must for the curious food lovers and a great opportunity to ask questions and pick up lots of tips!
Where? Asia Market, 18 Drury Street, Dublin 2
When? Thursday 11 February 6pm Sunday & 14 February 3pm
Cost? Tickets €10* (Booking recommended, limited places only) *Ticket price includes a complimentary goody bag & Asia Market voucher.
Cookery Demonstration with Kwanghi Chan presented in association with Asia Market
Join chef Kwanghi Chan, food director of Soder&Ko, for a food demonstration in Cooks Academy. Learn how to make a traditional Chinese New Year dish, packed full of flavour using authentic ingredients.
Where? Cooks Academy, 19 Sth William Street, Dublin 2
When? Sunday 21 February 12.30pm – 2pm
More information on www.dublinchinesenewyear.com