As a busy mom of 3, working outside the home and keeping track of the household sometimes has its tolls. On days when I run late and may not be able to dish up a delicious home cooked meal for the family, I love to grab everyone and head out for a delicious meal cooked by someone else. Who doesn’t like to be spoiled every once in a while?
A family favorite is P.F.Chang’s. Have you ever been there? You sure are missing out if you haven’t. Let me tell you this year, P.F. Chang’s is celebrating Chinese New Year with a variety of unique dishes featuring traditional ingredients symbolizing good luck and prosperity. At P.F. Chang’s guests are surrounded by a unique, modern environment combining influences of Asian and American cultures evident from the décor through the menu.
The new menu also commemorates the year of the horse – a symbol synonymous with P.F. Chang’s. Just in time for the Chinese New Year introducing its latest Winter Seasonal Menu at locations nationwide. New menu items include:
Orange Ginger Beet Salad—Sliced red and gold beets mixed with fresh oranges and tossed with honey-ginger dressing, finished with crumbled goat cheese, candied walnuts and daikon sprouts. (Wine Pairing: Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc)
Shanghai Waldorf Salad—Fresh chopped kale, endive, radicchio, crisp apples, grapes, celery, grape tomatoes and candied walnuts tossed in a light miso-lime vinaigrette. (Wine Pairing: Estancia Pinot Grigio)
Chili Shrimp Bao—Asian-inspired “sliders.” Warm, pillowy bao buns filled with Bibb lettuce, chili-marinated shrimp, pickled daikon, carrots and cucumber topped with tamarind-chili sauce. (Wine Pairing: Mer Soleil “Silver” Chardonnay)
Firecracker Chicken—Savory and spicy hoisin-glazed chicken breast, wok-fired with pineapple, Chinese broccoli, Asian mushrooms, Fresno peppers and dried chilies. (Wine Pairing: S.A. Prum “Essence” Riesling)
Red Wine and Pepper Braised Beef—Red wine and black pepper sauce wok-tossed with marinated flank steak, sliced potatoes, broccolini, Napa cabbage, grape tomatoes and Fresno peppers. (Wine Pairing: Alamos Malbec)
Miso Glazed Salmon—Broiled and served with grilled baby bok choy and cool julienne daikon radish in a warm savory broth. (Wine Pairing: Tozai “Living Jewel” Junmai Sake)
One favorite thing of mine are the two new desserts and beverages P.F.Chang’s recently introduced. You just have to try them, they are AWESOME:
Chocolate Raspberry Wontons—Handmade, crispy wontons with a creamy chocolate-raspberry filling, dusted with powdered sugar, served with chocolate and raspberry sauces, fresh raspberries and mint.
Sweet Vanilla Cream Wontons—Handmade, warm and crispy wontons filled with vanilla cream cheese, dusted with powdered sugar, served with vanilla and raspberry sauces and fresh mint.
• Crimson Spritzer—Plymouth Gin and Luxardo Cherry Liqueur with marasca cherries, fresh lime juice and muddled kaffir lime leaves, topped with Mumm Napa Brut.
Red Goose Martini—Grey Goose Vodka shaken with POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, Thai basil leaves, fresh ginger and lime juice.
My favorite are the Chocolate Raspberry Wontons, sometimes I even order them as my dinner, but only if the kids aren’t there, don’t want them to see that Mommy eats dessert for dinner. But Mom’s get that privilege every so often… Mommy perks I call them! But if I have to eat a regular meal first, my choice is Orange Ginger Beet Salad. It looked delicious and you just can’t go wrong with Orange and Ginger… LOVED it.
For a limited time, visit pfchangs.com/winter to receive an offer of $10 off a $40 purchase that way you and your family can check out the brand new Winter Menu and don’t break the bank and still enjoy a delicious meal out.
What would you like to try? Have you ever been to P.F. Chang’s? Would love to hear all about it.