It’s about to be the 12 months of the Rabbit, symbolizing prosperity, longevity, and peace. Whereas we don’t know what this new yr will deliver you, what we do know for certain is there are many locations to eat and have fun the Lunar New 12 months across the Bay Space.

In case you’re on the lookout for a celebratory dinner to share with household or a liked one, or particular desserts to take pleasure in from dwelling, listed below are a few of the finest issues to do across the San Francisco Bay Space.

Issues to do round San Francisco and the Bay Space

The San Francisco Chinese language New 12 months Pageant and Parade is the Grande Dame of town’s Lunar New 12 months celebrations and with good motive. The parade has been operating in some kind or one other because the 1860s and has expanded in scale and measurement since. This yr’s parade shall be held on Saturday, February 4, at 5:15 p.m. with occasions just like the Flower Market and Neighborhood Avenue gala’s operating from January 14 via February 5. Till Sunday, February 5, the Chinese language Chamber of Commerce can also be putting in 5 rabbit sculptures across the metropolis, very like it did in 2021 and 2022 with ox and tiger statues, respectively, that are good for some Lunar New 12 months photograph ops.

For the little ones in your family with an curiosity in meals or cooking, Culinary Artistas in Ghirardelli Sq. has some enjoyable actions deliberate for its Lunar New 12 months Cooking Camp, operating on Monday, January 23 for these ages 4 via 10. For extra particulars, head to the Culinary Artistas web site. And in case you, as an grownup, wished you had your personal model of culinary camp, Dumpling Membership within the Mission is internet hosting a weekend of dumpling wrapping courses — with drinks and snacks, after all — for these ages 10 and up (all youngsters below 18 should have their very own ticket and be accompanied by an grownup). A number of courses shall be held Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29.

Over within the East Bay, there are additionally a variety of occasions and actions to attend. Teance in Berkeley is internet hosting a Lunar New 12 months Celebration from 11 a.m. to five p.m. on Sunday, January 29 with lion dance performances, a tai chi demonstration, and extra; baker Patty Lu will even be there along with her pop-up, 12 months of the Snake, which is understood for its Asian American pastries and egg tarts. In case you’re on the lookout for one thing a bit extra lively, the Berkeley Racing Canoe Heart is internet hosting a cooking demonstration and paper crafts on the Berkeley Yacht Membership, but additionally extra importantly, an opportunity for people of all ages to strive their hand at paddling a dragon boat. Head to BRCC’s web site for extra particulars. And lastly, if visiting an artwork gallery that includes the work of AAPI artists is extra your pace, Hellvella Artwork in Oakland is internet hosting a gap social gathering for its new exhibit, Fortunate Rabbit, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. The Fortunate Rabbit present will run from January 21 via February 11.

Make reservations at these eating places

It ought to come as no shock that George Chen’s meals advanced is able to go for the Chinese language New 12 months. For positive eating, Eight Tables is launching a five-course, prix fixe menu for $150 per particular person, which can change month-to-month. China Stay will even launch its particular Chinese language New 12 months menu beginning Tuesday, January 10 with objects akin to nian gao new yr’s cake, made with pork, chives, and China Stay’s XO sauce; Chinese language “rarebit,” 4 cheese-topped baked vegetable buns; Shanghai-style lobster in spiced chile jiu niang wine sauce; Dungeness crab ready two methods, both salt-and-pepper type or in a ginger scallion sauce; peach-shaped longevity buns. All of the particular objects shall be obtainable for pickup, supply, and dine-in.

Empress by Boon, the spectacular restaurant by chef Ho Chee Boon, shall be providing a particular eight-course, prix fixe menu for $168 per particular person, from January 23 via January 27. Count on objects akin to crab roe xiao lengthy bao; abalone fats choy; lobster with candy chile sauce; grilled Chilean sea bass with fermented bean curd; dried scallop with peanut rice mushrooms, dried shrimp, and lotus seeds; morel mushrooms bean curd field; all ending with an egg tart. Reservations will be made via the Empress by Boon web site.

Peking duck with caviar
Z&Y Restaurant

Z&Y Restaurant, in the meantime, will host a family-style, prix fixe menu for the Chinese language New 12 months. Count on dishes akin to prawns with honey walnuts; entire fish with bean chile and noodles; hen with explosive chile pepper; soup dumplings; black pepper Angus beef dice; and Peking duck with caviar. Reservations will be made via the Z&Y web site.

Those that’ve missed Martin Yan’s cooking because the closure of M.Y. China can now head to the W San Francisco for a pop-up that includes Yan and W San Francisco chef Daybreak Taylor-Cole. The W’s Dwelling Room Bar is the place to select up dishes akin to crispy black tea-braised brief rib and gai lan dumplings; chile-glazed duck breast with inexperienced apple and rice noodle salad; scallion pancake and pork stomach tacos with a hoisin glaze and pineapple and cabbage slaw; Chinese language 5 spice flourless chocolate cake and ginger ice cream. The pop-up is operating from 5 to 11 p.m., January 17 to 31, with a particular occasion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 that includes a dragon dance and “complimentary takeaways” for the group.

E&O Kitchen and Bar will even offer some specials for in-house eating and to-go from January 24 via February 4. Menu specials embody a prosperity salad that includes Dungeness crab, avocado, and citrus on a mattress of salad greens; pork and kimchi potstickers; lengthy life noodles made with wagyu beef, maitake mushrooms, chrysanthemum, and carrots; and a steamed fish fillet, made with sea buckthorn ponzu, ginger, scallions, and rice cake.

On the opposite aspect of the bay, Oakland’s Viridian has but to announce particulars on their Pink Envelope Lunar New 12 months pop-up, however anticipate new additions to the cocktail and meals menus (and over-the-top decor), if final yr’s occasion is any indicator. In the meantime, the pop-up Immi, by cooks Kevin Regulation and Rumpasri Chicharoen, is popping up at Oakland’s Pomet for a particular one-time-only dinner on Sunday, January 22. Reservations can be found by way of Tock.

Carry the feast dwelling with these to-go choices

Past dumpling wrapping courses, Dumpling Membership will quickly launch a menu of frozen dumplings they’ll promote for patrons to pre-order and make at dwelling. The sale is ready to go reside on Tuesday, January 10, at 9 a.m. Comply with the @dumplingclub account on Instagram for the newest data on the menu and pre-order hyperlinks.

In the meantime, Berkeley’s personal Kaokao Grill is providing a pre-sale of its widespread vacation five-spice smoked geese for the Lunar New 12 months. The brand new restaurant has been providing smoked duck by way of pre-order on the holidays, akin to Thanksgiving and Christmas, however this time, they’re increasing the menu to incorporate a meal equipment made to feed 4-6 folks that features 12 bao, prepped inexperienced onion and cucumbers, and home unfold sauce. The geese are offered for $75 every, with the non-compulsory meal equipment possibility operating at $25. Pre-orders will be made right here, with three pickup occasions set for Sunday, January 22.

Make the brand new yr candy with these stellar pastries

Annie’s T Truffles

For these on the lookout for the candy aspect of Lunar New 12 months celebrations, look no additional. Annie Wang with Annie’s T Truffles turned widespread for the almond cookies she created for the premiere of the movie Every thing In all places All at As soon as and he or she’ll have these cookies obtainable for the brand new yr. However together with that, she’s additionally launching Tanguan Soup Kits in 4 flavors: black sesame, pink bean, peanut, and ube. The ube tangyuan is just not conventional, however as a substitute a collaboration with chef Ace Boral of Baba’s Home Kitchen in Oakland. Every equipment will function pre-cut ginger slices, sugar, goji berries, and directions on the best way to make the soup. Pickups will be scheduled for January 19 via 23 at Little Large Ice Cream, or January 20 via 21 at Baba’s Home Kitchen. Pre-orders will be made by way of the Annie’s T Cake web site and can shut by Sunday, January 15.

B. Patisserie’s Lunar New 12 months menu dropped on Instagram, that includes a mixture of objects obtainable for pre-order on the weekends. There are kouign amanns, after all, in black sesame and mango lychee flavors; pink bean vanilla, matcha strawberry raspberry, and mandarin orange tarts; peanut butter and condensed milk bostock, and extra. Pre-orders can be found now by way of Tock, with pickups on the weekends, operating from January 21 via February 5.

Kimberly Yang with Formosa Sweets additionally has some candy treats prepared for the brand new yr. She’s making a confection she’s dubbing “Asian Twix” full of miso caramel (with miso from Shared Cultures), in addition to black sesame shortbread. There are a restricted variety of field units obtainable, and pre-orders will be made on the Formosa Sweets web site as of Tuesday, January 10.

Sunday Bakeshop is providing its Lunar New 12 months pastry field, with $5 from every field going towards native companies affected by the storm. Eight pastries shall be in every field, that includes an assortment of things akin to a char siew pastry puff; nian gao, or “new yr’s cake”; che ba mau twice bake croissant; strawberry White Rabbit cookie, and extra. An 8-inch matcha mango tart and 9-inch nian gao are additionally obtainable for buy, as properly. Pre-orders can be found on Hotplate with pickups obtainable on each side of the Bay Bridge, on the Oakland bakeshop, and at Neighbor Bakehouse in San Francisco.

Asian American bakery Bake Sum in Oakland can also be promoting a Lunar New 12 months desserts field with some store favorites coming again. Count on the black sesame bun with kumquats; pink bean milkbun; Okonomiyaki danish; inexperienced onion croissant; mochi bites; and almond cake. Pre-orders will be made by way of Hotplate.