It’s in Palo Alto, not SF, but here’s one possibility:
Location: 397 Main St., Los Altos
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 3 p.m., Saturday. It is open for dinner 5 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
Carl Qiang and Linda Geng, owners of Mandarin Classic, compared the Chinese New Year celebration to Thanksgiving – a cultural celebration observed with food and spent with family.
For the celebration, Qiang and Geng have extended their regular menu and have imported an exclusive red rice wine from the Shao Xin region of China, known for its royal roots.
The wine is typically reserved for dignitaries in China and is difficult to find in the United States, Qiang said.
Entree specials include Eight Jewels with plum sauce, a seafood stew traditionally served during New Year’s.
Mandarin Classic specializes in Mandarin-style cuisine from northern China.
The 120-seat restaurant features 30 lunch entrees, served as three-course meals.
It is one of 40 Peninsula restaurants to be featured in the City Date Book. Qiang and Geng have operated the three-and-a-half star restaurant for the past four years.
The two formerly owned a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco.
The restaurant will celebrate the New Year from Jan. 25 through Feb. 7.
Specials include: pressed duck, colorful prawns, beef with two kinds of mushrooms, mango chicken, tofu with BBQ pork and Eight Jewels with plum sauce.
Diners who spend more than $40 will receive two complimentary glasses of red rice wine or a "hong bao," a traditional red envelope that Chinese give to one another during the New Year. Most envelopes contain cash. Qiang said his envelopes will contain gift certificates for future dining at his restaurant.