This weekend, it's the big Chinese New Year Parade! But where to feast prior? You could linger in line for hours at China Pearl only to chase down the one lone cart that houses a lobster dumpling, or you could dine upon an eight-course feast downstairs at Shōjō, for which reservations are available. Go this Saturday night or else on Sunday, when they'll change their hours to open at 11 a.m. for the parade. Special $68 (it's a lucky number) menu ahead, which we're told will be paired with a good-luck Red Envelope cocktail.
Chinese Jicama Salad
French Onion Dumpling Soup
Ground Pork Asian Cabbage Roll
Rice Cake Risotto Cake
Chicken Stuffed Sticky Rice in Banana Leaf
Wealth and Karma Noodles (Angel Hair Pasta w/Chinese Dried Oysters, Mussels, and Chinese Black Moss)
Marinated Cod w/Sesame Soy Ginger Scallion
Turning a New Leaf Dessert
Call 'em at 617-423-7888 to secure your seat.