Blackbird Modern Asian in Jupiter will honor the Year of the Dragon on February 10 with an “Enter the Dragon” Lunar New Year Celebration, kicking off at 4 p.m.
Guests will arrive at their tables where fortune cards and feng shui coins await. As stilt walkers and geisha performing interactive pyro theatrics move around the room, toast to enlightened days ahead with a “Long Wang” martini inspired by China’s most ferocious, mythical dragon of the same name. The bourbon cocktail boasts unexpected ingredients like dragon fruit and cinnamon.
Executive chef Tim Nickey will honor the holiday with a curated menu anchored by fortune-favored dishes, including dumplings and egg rolls (wealth), noodles (longevity), fish (prosperity), and duck (health and happiness). Executive pastry chef Denise Elrod will craft a 1000-layer dragon tarte encircled by a ring of fire. Ignited tableside, the apple tarte tatin is topped with a milk chocolate dragon, mille-feuille, miso caramel, salted caramel gelato, and spicy cinnamon floss.
Random diners will also receive lucky red envelopes, or hóngbāo, throughout the evening, filled with $100 gift cards they can use towards future visits.
DJ James Simmons will spin Buddha Bar-style tunes until close. He will pause at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for dragon dance presentations by Master Li Siu Hung and his award-winning dance teams from Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu in Boynton Beach and Sunrise. At midnight, pyrotechnics expert Josh McMinn will set off a sparkler presentation.
Blackbird Modern Asian will also unveil a new dragon artwork by famed muralist and mixed media artist Amanda Valdes.