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Ling and Louie's Blog

2014 Chinese New Year Special Menus

January 31st, 2014 • By: pshashaty Deliciousness blog

Celebrate Chinese New Year with out special menus, January 30th through February 13th.
2014 Chinese New Year special menu2014 Chinese New Year Cocktail Menu

Enjoy Asian Food Favorites As East Meets West at Ling & Louie’s on New Year’s Eve

December 23rd, 2012 • By: Louie Deliciousness blog

Along with Chinese communities throughout the world, Ling & Louie’s celebrates the New Year twice every year; once for Chinese New Year (lunar New Year) and once for the calendar new year.

For the calendar New Year celebration, we celebrate as Louie and most Westerners celebrate – based on age-old superstitions. At midnight, Louie and his buddies turn boisterous by shouting, honking car horns, shooting off firecrackers, sounding sirens, blowing party horns and doing anything else they can think of to make noise. As the traditions go, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of new life when evil spirits try to invade our bodies for their own purposes. In order to drive the dead back to the otherworld, the living needed to make excessive noise to send them back into hiding.

Chinese New Year, as celebrated by Ling and Chinese people all over the world, is entirely different. For one thing, Chinese New Year is not on January first. In fact, we can’t even say what day it’s on because, using the Chinese lunisolar calendar, there is no set date. Rather, the date is determined by the moon phase and the time of the solar year. This means that Chinese New Year can be anytime from late January to mid-February with the celebration lasting several weeks!

So, with Chinese New Year over a month away, Ling & Louie’s bridges the gap between the East and West New Year festivities with Asian food favorites at their December 31st New Year’s Eve Celebration.

For just a mere $20.13, Ling & Louie’s will be presenting some of the best of our Asian dishes:

Starters (Your choice)

  • Siamese Spring Rolls – Filled with minced chicken, pork, and vegetables, served with sweet chili dipping sauce, fresh herbs and lettuce for wrapping.
  • Holy Toledo Tempura Roll – A tempura sushi roll filled with spicy shrimp, marinated ahi, asparagus, and avocado, served crispy with a side of Firecracker dipping sauce.

Entrée (Your choice)

  • Spicy Sizzling Salmon -Fresh wok’d vegetables, spicy ginger-garlic soy glaze.
  • Miso Happy Filet Skewers – Asparagus, red bell peppers, onions, red curry butter.
  • Masala Chicken – Specially marinated chicken, yaki soba noodles, ginger-chili sauce.

Happy Ending

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich – Macadamia nut-mascarpone cream, fresh mango, toasted coconut.

For reservations to ring in the calendar New Year at Ling & Louies, call today!

Scottsdale:  480-767-LING (5464)

Denver:  303-371-4644

Reno:  775-826- LING (5464)

Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill Smashes Christmas Dinner Traditions

December 7th, 2012 • By: pshashaty Deliciousness blog

When asked about the best part of Christmas, many people often mention the food. But for the more adventuresome, like Ling & Louie’s guests, Christmas meal traditions would not be missed.

Since Ling & Louie’s is always about a not-boring experience, we offer a few suggestions on how to start some new not-boring traditions.

Traditional Drink: Egg nog. Traditional egg nog is a sweetened dairy-based drink made with milk and/or cream, sugar and whipped eggs. A liquor or combination is often added. Liquors commonly added in egg nog are brandy, rum, whisky, bourbon, Kahlúa, and vodka. The serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of nutmeg or ground cinnamon.

Not-boring alternative: Taking it up a notch for the holidays, Louie serves his Egg Nog Martini. It is the perfect blend of Skyy Infusions Ginger Vodka, Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Carolan’s Irish Cream and egg nog, sprinkled with Chinese 5 spice.

Traditional Appetizer: Tamales. Tamales are a traditional food for the Christmas season in Mexican households. In fact, in some households, Christmas is the only time they’re made, probably because they’re so much work…

Not-boring alternative: Meatloaf Sliders. These are easy to devour in a few bites just like tamales and are only made a few times a year, also like tamales. For our Meatloaf Sliders, we take Ling’s famous meatloaf and top it with crispy shoestring onions, fresh tomatoes and spicy aioli, and serve them with a sesame-garlic dipping sauce and our notoriously awesome garlic-parmesan fries.

Traditional Entree: Christmas Ham. The tradition is suggested to have begun among the Germanic people as a tribute to Freyr, a god in Germanic Paganism associated with boars, harvest and fertility. Christmas hams have a sweetness which comes from the maraschino cherries, sliced pineapples, brown sugar and honey that smother them.

Not-boring alternative: If you’re looking for something with a little kick rather than enduring the sweetness of the Christmas ham, try our Sizzling Blackened Chicken & Pork. This unforgettable dish is made of blackened chicken, pork tenderloin, and fresh vegetables wok’d in a red curry butter and served sizzling in a spicy garlic-ginger soy sauce.

Traditional Dessert: Gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread has existed in some form since sugars and spices were brought back to Europe by soldiers in the Crusades. But, it wasn’t until Queen Victoria and Prince Albert included it with a variety of other German Christmas traditions that the gingerbread cookies became associated with Christmas.

Not boring alternative: If you’ve had enough of hard, dry gingerbread cookies, we suggest you try our Banana Caramel Spring Roll as a not exotic substitute. This dessert is made from a decadent spring rolled with banana cheesecake and dusted with cinnamon and sugar. It’s served with fresh strawberries, caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

Winter Warmer Craft Beer Dinner in Reno

November 28th, 2012 • By: Louie Events and Promotions

Now that the temperatures are dropping and we’re cranking up our electric blankets, we thought we’d help you warm up for winter with Ling & Louie’s Winter Warmer Craft Beer Dinner!

What: We will tantalize your palate with 5 courses of outstanding Modern Asian cuisine. Each course will be paired with one of our favorite winter warmer craft beers. We even have a very special surprise for all guests who attend!

When: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, 4965 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89504

Cost: $40/person ++

How: Space is limited, so call today to purchase your tickets and reserve your seats for this exclusive event! 775-826-5464 (Ling)

Special: **Purchase your tickets for this event by December 8, 2012 and receive $5 OFF!**

Call 775-826-5464 (Ling) TODAY to reserve your seats!

Winter Warmer Craft Beer Dinner in Scottsdale

November 27th, 2012 • By: Louie Events and Promotions

Now that the temperatures are dipping below 80 degrees and we’re cranking up our electric blankets, we thought we’d help you warm up for winter with Ling & Louie’s Winter Warmer Craft Beer Dinner!

What: We will tantalize your palate with 5 courses of outstanding Modern Asian cuisine. Each course will be paired with one of our favorite winter warmer craft beers. We even have a very special surprise for all guests who attend!

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, The Shops at 9400, 9397 E. Shea Blvd. – Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Cost: $40/person ++

How: Space is limited, so call today to purchase your tickets and reserve your seats for this exclusive event! 480-767-LING (5464)

Special: **Purchase your tickets for this event by December 1, 2012 and receive $5 OFF!**

Call 480-767-LING (5464) TODAY to reserve your seats!