Chinese New Year in Covent Garden
Here is our round-up of all the best in-store events and offers celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat in Covent Garden!
Did you know the rat is the first Chinese Zodiac sign and is seen as smart and wise?
Authentic Taiwanese restaurant, Din Tai Fung has now opened its UK flagship in Covent Garden. The international restaurant chain takes prime position in London’s theatre and entertainment hub, next to Covent Garden's West Piazza.
For Chinese New Year, Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden will have two limited edition dishes avaliable until 11th February. The first is Classic Steamed Black Cod, which features Premium Black Cod on a soy and rice wine sauce served with spring onion, crispy ginger and chilli. Also on the limited edition menu is XO Sauce Prawn Fried Rice Taiwanese Taikeng No. 9 rice with XO sauce, prawns, free range eggs and spring onion.
To celebrate the New Year, Charlotte Tilbury has updated her iconic Magic cream with limited edition packaging. The cult product is not only topped with a red lid but can be engraved with a phrase of your choosing in a matter of minutes. The lunar collection also includes a limited-edition deep red lipstick in a magical New Year tube!
To celebrate the Year of the Rat, Godiva has created a limited edition box design to represent the characteristics of the zodiac sign as good fortune, prosperity, perseverance and talent.
The 15 piece gift box comes filled with a selection of Godiva’s iconic chocolates and costs £25.
Ladurée’s annual red box is back for another year, designed in a deep red and adorned with gold detailing it is a beautiful limited edition box. Each box holds 12 of Ladurée cult macarons of your choosing.
Paul Smith celebrates the Year of the Rat with a capsule collection of special edition products for men and women. With 2020 marking the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac, Paul Smith steps into the spirit of the occasion by designing a series of celebratory pieces that offer different takes on the rat motif.
The focus this year is on small leather goods, as classic black leather cardholders and wallets feature a cartoonish rat icon embossed in gold. The same rat icon is also found as a repeating print on cotton formal shirts for men and women. Finally, to further celebrate this auspicious time of year, Paul Smith has created exclusive Lunar New Year red envelopes with a gold rat icon, to be shared with friends and family. These red envelopes are available in his Floral Street shop.
Whittard of Chelsea is celebrating the joy of new beginnings with limited edition teas and exclusively designed tea caddies. Pick from creative concoctions such as Coconut Oolong, Lucky Lychee and so many more.
Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing at Radley London with their exclusive Let Them Eat Cake collection, honouring Year of the Rat. The limited-edition pieces – adorned with playful plum blossom applique and their signature Radley Scottie dog - are accentuated by red trims, a colour symbolising good fortune and prosperity. A blend of beautiful craftsmanship and festive charm, each style promises happiness for the lunar new year and beyond.
Quirky and contemporary Chinese restaurant RedFarm is cooking up a special menu to welcome in the Year of the Rat this January 25th, rumoured to be a year of wealth and surplus (here is hoping!)
Expect a fusion of contemporary and traditional Chinese specials with a touch of luxury from famed New York dim sum chef Joe Ng’s indulgent menu such as shrimp and spinach dumplings with seared scallop and caviar. Along with the innovative specials, diners can try their new year’s luck with RedFarm’s red dice. Roll a lucky 8 and select a traditional red envelope containing fabulous to funny prizes including a complimentary glass of champagne, delicious dinner for two or a free glass of tap water.
Lay Zhang fronts the limited edition campaign from Daniel Wellington this Chinese New Year. Discover the coveted watch brands latest addition exclusively at their Covent Garden store.
This Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Rat, and Mariage Frères has created a special tea to ring in the new year. The Year of the Rat tea introduces a brand-new Jardin Premier® blue tea with sweet and floral notes, enhanced with invigorating citrus nuances and goji berries. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it gives an energetic boost, perfect to kickstart the new year. When steeped, the tea turns a stunning blue tone from the natural flora used in the blend.
The special tea infusion is presented in a beautiful hand-made turquoise tin inspired by the layered pagoda towers that can be seen throughout historic East Asia. The Year of the Rat tea can be purchased at the Mariage Frères tea emporiums in Covent Garden, priced at £26 for 100g.
TUMI partners with Victo Ngai, a well well-known LA based Illustrator and also a real TUMI user. For Chinese New Year, Tumi explores the season and travel through her eyes – using her drawing to start the journey.
Discover the collection and her stunning work in TUMI’s Covent Garden store
This Chinese New Year, Atelier Cologne will be handing out red envelopes with chocolate coins inside and a fragrance sample to customers who visit the store during the celebrations. Ensure to take a snap of their stunning paper lantern filled window display when you visit!
Visit Nigel Cabourn on Henrietta Street between 24th and 26th Janaury to take advantage of their Chinese New Year discount. The vintage military, outdoor and workwear brand is offering 25% all full price accessories. Visit the store to see the full collection.
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