Monthly Archives: February 2016

    Vinum Cellars Wine Dinner

    Event on 3/10/2016 at 6:30

    Join Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill as we present a very special wine pairing dinner with Vinum Cellars. Winemaker, Richard Bruno, will be in attendance to speak about his wines and interact with guests.

    Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

    $47/person++

    FIRST COURSE
    Shrimp & Mango Summer Rolls
    Tamarind-Lime Dipping Sauce

    Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc
    Clarksburg, California

    SECOND COURSE
    Braised Duck Stir-Fry
    Udon noodles, spinach, cabbage, crispy shallots, red wine-soy sauce

    Vinum Cellars Pinot Noir
    Monterey, California

    THIRD COURSE
    Garlic-Pepper Noodles with Scallops
    Asparagus, onions, mushrooms, Thai basil, rice noodles

    Vinum Cellars ‘Red Dirt Red’ Syrah Blend
    Paso Robles, California

    FOURTH COURSE
    Green Curry Mac & Cheese
    Blackened chicken, rich green curry, coconut milk, sharp cheddar cheese

    Vinum Cellars ‘The Insider’ Cabernet Sauvignon
    Paso Robles, California

    HAPPY ENDING

    Warm Chocolate Cake
    Fresh raspberries

    Vinum Cellars ‘The Scrapper’ Cabernet Franc
    El Dorado, California

    *Menu subject to change

    *Please contact management regarding accommodations for allergies or special dietary needs

    Valentine’s Day Around the World ( Plus Scottsdale & Boise)

    Valentine’s Day, or Singles Awareness Day, as some less-than-thrilled participants prefer to call it, is the cultural phenomenon that takes candy companies, flower shops and Victoria’s Secret stores all over the country by storm every year. Lovers everywhere take this day to shower their significant others with lavish gifts and displays of affection, but some countries who celebrate the day take a different approach:

     

    China

    Our first stop is China. Chinese culture’s celebration of Saint Valentine is, well, not a celebration of him at all. In fact, Qixi, or the Seventh Night Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the lunar month every year, celebrates the Chinese folklore love story of Zhinu, the daughter of a heavenly king and Niulang, a poor cowherd. During this day, it’s custom of young women to take fruit to temples as offerings to Zhinu in hopes of finding a good husband.

     

    Italy

    While Italians celebrate a Valentine’s Day that’s very resembling of ours, the romantic country has a bit of an interesting twist on theirs. On this day, young women often wake up before dawn and go out to spot their future husband, well at least that’s what tradition says. It’s believed by some that the first man a woman sees on Valentine’s Day is the man she will marry or will strongly resemble her future husband.

     

    Brazil

    Dia dos Namorados, or Lovers’ Day, is celebrated by Brazilians on the 12th of June. On this day, people celebrate by the usual exchange of candies, chocolates and flowers, but the fun doesn’t stop at sharing with your partner. The day is considered a celebration of all love and friendship and many give to their friends and family on this day as well, much like the United States!

     

    Wales

    A spoon doesn’t exactly ring of romance, but Welsh traditions would care to state otherwise. In the olden days, it was customary of Welsh men to provide women with a carved spoon as a token of their love and also a way to show their fathers that they know their way around a tool shed. Since, the spoon has lost its functionality and is now used as more of a symbolic gesture. But aside from the spooning tradition, in Wales, their day of celebration of love doesn’t honor Saint Valentine, but instead honors Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers.

     

    Celebrate with Ling & Louie’s

    If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other with some delicious food and drinks, drop by Ling & Louie’s and celebrate with our Valentine’s Day menu! For more details, visit http://lingandlouies.com/valentines-day-2016-menu/.

     

    Celebrate Chinese New Year in Scottsdale

     

     

    No one does New Year quite like China. With bright, bold colors, incredibly lively celebrations and feasts worthy of royalty, it’s no wonder the rest of the world can’t help but watch in wonder. Here in the U.S., there are many parades and celebrations to get into the spirit of the New Year, but unless you’re spending the CNY in a city like LA or New York, you’re not likely to run into any giant dragons or parades in the street. But if you’re in Scottsdale, you’ll definitely want to drop by Ling & Louie’s to try out their limited time Lucky Libations and Feast of Fortune menus!

     

    Limited Time Chinese New Year Menu

    If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Chinese New Year menu to celebrate, you’re in luck. February 1st through February 11th, Ling & Louie’s in Scottsdale, Chandler and Boise* are featuring the Feast of Fortune and Lucky Libations menus which showcase traditional dishes with an original Ling & Louie’s take.

     

    Among some of the delicious menu items to look forward to in the Feast of Fortune menu are their Dan Dan Noodles, Crispy Asian Sea Bass Wonton Soup and Steamed Dumplings, all using traditional ingredients symbolic of the health, wealth and prosperity in the New Year.

     

    Ling & Louie’s has also put together a specialty cocktail menu crafted by their own in-house mixologist. Each of the concoctions is an ode to one of the lucky ingredients thought to bring friendship, prosperity, wealth and togetherness in the New Year. Among some of the fruity cocktails featured for a limited time only are the Perennial Peach, Coconut Confidant, Prosperous Pineapple and the Orange Opulence—a pretty festive bunch if you ask us!

     

    To view the full menus, visit http://lingandlouies.com/chinese-new-year-2016-menu/

     

    Chinese New Year Cocktail Dinner at Ling & Louie’s Scottsdale

    In a final hoorah before the Chinese New Year celebrations come to an end, Ling & Louie’s is hosting a cocktail pairing dinner featuring their limited time Feast of Fortune and Lucky Libations menu on February 11th at their Scottsdale location. Guests will be treated to four courses, each pairing a Lucky Libations cocktail with one of the Feast of Fortune dishes.

     

    Seating for the event is limited and guests are encouraged to call in advance to make reservations.

     

    For pricing, reservation information and to see the full Chinese New Year Cocktail Dinner menu, visit http://lingandlouies.com/chinese-new-year-cocktail-dinner/!

     

     

    *Feast of Fortune and Lucky Libations menus available at Scottsdale, Chandler and Boise      locations. Chinese New Year Cocktail Dinner only available at Scottsdale location.

     

     

     

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