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To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the culinary team has rolled out a selection of succulent pork dishes. BBQ Chinese Pork & Mandarin Orange Salad (Bt285) features juicy BBQ pork collar, mixed green salad, Japanese cucumber, Mandarin orange, mushroom, poached egg, pickled ginger, almond slice, sesame and spring onion and finished with a drizzle of hinese chilli dressing. Bacon & Cheese Turnip Pancake (Bt265) is a semi breakfast dish that combines Western flavours with Eastern touches, as smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and poached egg are paired with turnip, mandarin orange, peanut and spring onion with Chinese maple syrup.
Bread lovers can tuck into Sichuan Pork Bun (Bt225), which combines a fluffy sugar bun with succulent pork collar and caramelised red onion jam, garlic and Chinese rice wine. Balance the slightly sweet taste with coleslaw and pickled cucumber. Perfect for sharing is Mala Sichuan Pork Ribs (Bt485) boasting tender Sichuan pork ribs with punches of spiciness and just right sweetness. The fall-of-the-bone meat is enjoyed with a soft hoagie bun with a tasty filling made from capsicum, okra, spring onion, coriander, Sichuan sauce, lime and red wine vinaigrette.
There’s also Pork Belly Noodle/Pasta (Bt285) featuring roasted pork belly, mushroom, fried shallot, spring onion, Chinese chilli paste, coriander, spring onion and homemade Sichuan broth served with your choice of Chinese egg noodle or homemade pasta.
Enjoy the full Chinese New Year menu at Dean & Deluca outlets at MahaNakhon Cube, Central Embassy, EmQuartier and The Crystal, from now until February 24.
As for beverages, the barista team has picked mandarin orange, a symbol of wealth and good fortune as the star ingredient. The Chinese New Year drink duo Iced Orange Mocha Mandarin Jelly (Bt150) and Orange Mocha Frappe Mandarin Jelly (Bt175) are mixed mochas with a twist of tangy mandarin orange, chewy orange jelly made from konjac, aromatic candied orange syrup and intense dark chocolate from Belgium.
The bakery team has whipped up a refreshing citrusy Lucky Mandarin Cake (Bt155) featuring orange sponge cake, orange curd with Mandarin orange pieces, luscious orange mousse and white chocolate. Drinks and desserts are available at all stores except Khao Yai and Suvarnabhumi Airport stores until February 24.
For Valentine’s Day, the brand offers a range of chocolates, macarons, sugar cookies and the signature Red Tote with Mini Heart Tote (Bt795). There is also a special V-Day drink Cranberry Cream Soda (Bt120) boasting spiced cranberry puree with fragrant hints of cinnamon, orange and ginger, homemade sugar syrup, soda water, heavy fresh cream and dried cranberry.
Double the romance with Love at First Sight Cake (Bt155). An indulgent heartshaped treat, it boasts four layers of yumminess –Red Velvet sponge, creamy lychee mousse, strawberry jelly with fresh strawberry pieces and a coating of white chocolate in a loveable pink hue. Sip and nibble the special V-Day treats at all stores except Khao Yai and Suvarnabhumi Airport from February 4 to 17.