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Small Plates: Celebrate Warriors In Culinary Style

Restaurants around town are celebrating the new Terra-Cotta Warriors exhibit at the National Geographic Museum with specials and themed menus. From discount tickets to pre-fixe menus, here’s a roundup of the special deals:

• P.F. Chang’s will offer complimentary bites and discounted tickets to the exhibit, available at all nine area restaurants. Those who dine in the restaurant during the show’s run will receive a $2 discount code to be used online when buying full-priced “Terra-Cotta Warriors— tickets. All those who attend the exhibit will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary lettuce-wrap appetizer or banana spring roll dessert. The offer runs through the end of the exhibit in March.

• TenPenh (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) is rolling out a lunch and dinner special in honor of the exhibit. Those who visit this pan-Asian restaurant can indulge in a “Terra-Cotta Pot— lunch special and an “Emperor’s Choice— pre-fixe dinner menu. Each day the choices for the specials will focus on a spice that dates back to the era of the terra-cotta warriors. For example, the dinner menu will include such savory dishes as shrimp chive dumplings, smoked salmon chive pancakes and sesame crusted halibut with chive salad.

• Mie N Yu (3125 M St. NW) will offer a $49 tasting menu through March 31. The menu includes four courses and a complimentary ticket to the exhibit. For an additional $18, customers can have beverages paired with the meal. Dishes include the Guangdong tea noodle starter that can be paired with a Green Dragon cocktail, a combination of vodka, simple syrup, lemon and green tea foam.

• The Willard InterContinental Washington (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) has made over its Peacock Alley in a fun Asian theme. Those who visit in the late afternoon can partake in a terra-cotta-themed tea with a menu featuring Chinese teas and sweets. This special themed tea is available through Feb. 14 at $39 per person.

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