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Chinese New Year: Dining in the Year of the Ox

January 23, 2009 |  6:09 pm

Chinesenewyear If you're looking for a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, how about settling in for a savory, good-luck-inspiring meal of Chinese specialties? Here are three local restaurants that want you to party with them:

Joss Cuisine / Traditional: This Beverly Hills mainstay has concocted a menu of Luna Year specialties including shark fin in pumpkin bisque, sweet-and-sour lychee autumn fish and organic beef with fresh kumquat. Sunday through Thursday, be sure to make reservations. 9919 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 277-3888. www.josscuisine.com.

The Terrace Restaurant at the Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa: Located in one of our metropolis' most historic and comely overnight destinations, the Terrace is offering an expanded brunch menu in honor of the occasion. The usual menu will be on hand, along with a host of specialty dishes such as hot-and-sour scallops, Peking duck, salt-and-pepper shrimp and loads of dim sum. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $75 per person. 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. (626) 568-3900. pasadena.langhamhotels.com.

Beacon: Continuing through Sunday, Beacon has made a list of Chinese New Year specials available for all to enjoy. New Year's dumplings stuffed with shrimp, pork and garlic chives are $6.25; steamed fillet of sole with baby bok choy, scallions, ginger and soy vinaigrette is $18.95; and housemade mochi truffles with fruit go for $9.95. 3280 Helms Ave., Culver City. (310) 838-7500. www.beacon-la.com.

-- Jessica Gelt

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