Chinese New Year at Bambudda

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Bambudda in Gastown will be featuring a selection of canapes and cocktails to celebrate the Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Jan 31 to Feb. 9. I had an opportunity to taste some of the delicious eats and drinks last week at this newish hot spot in Gastown that offers a modern take on traditional Cantonese cuisine, and an intriguing cocktail selection.

Bartender Sean Hewlett

Bartender Sean Hewlett

The restaurant will be offering a selection of cocktails specially created for this celebration. The cocktails include the Last Dynasty made with Havana three-year-old rum, Lillet Rouge, sherry vinegar date puree, house-spiced grenadine, Angostura and egg white; Dragonʼs Descendant made with Birds eye chili-infused Aperol, black pepper infused Triple Sec, gin and lemon; and the Red Packet which I tried and loved, made with burned cassia bark ember infused tequila, Dubonnet, crème de cacao, and orange bitters.

Red Packet

Red Packet

Bambudda is located at 99 Powell Street in Vancouver. You can call to reserve at 604-428-0301 and follow them on twitter @Bambuddagastown

By: Richard Wolak