My first Chinese New Year’s celebration was a night to remember. Seated at the table, we passed around plates of traditional meals learning the history of each dish. The food was complemented with red wine from a local winery followed up with an assortment of fruits for dessert. Lastly, I learned of the good luck tradition where one dumpling has a walnut inside. The one who finds it is rewarded with good luck for the year. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the walnut but had a wonderful evening with new friends.