Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou presents an array of festive specialities to embrace the Year of the Horse, offering a perfect place for family and business associates to gather and celebrate in traditional Chinese style.
As the Year of the Horse approaches, the hotel presents its popular festive menu sets designed by Chef Chan and his culinary team for families to celebrate on the eve of the Chinese New Year. Featuring an array of Cantonese auspicious dishes, the menu highlights include Roasted whole Suckling Pig, Steamed Green Garoupa with Special Soya Sauce. The Deep-Fried Crispy Chicken is toasted with special sauce and shaped like a phoenix flying towards the sun.
In addition, a premium à la carte menu offers a range of dishes ranging from Stewed Assorted Seafood in Casserole, Salmon Sashimi in Assorted Shredded Vegetables served with condiments and so on, so guest who prefer to celebrate in groups of two or three can also enjoy this moment of happiness and warmth.
The Reunion Dinner is priced at Rmb5,888 and Rmb8,988 per table of 10 diners. The quoted price includes 15 per cent service charge. For reservations or enquiries, please call (86 20) 8917 6498 or e-mail email@example.com.
New Year Goodies
Representing the aspirations of the Chinese people for the upcoming year, Nian Gao, or rice cake, is a must-have festive delight because it symbolises “making progress every year”. The production of rice cake strictly follows the ancient recipe and process. Fine quality polished glutinous rice is moulded into the shape of a fish, which suggests “surplus every year”.
Aside from the traditional rice cake, the culinary team is creatively making cake out of oat. For the ingredients of the Homemade Coconut Layered Cake, the chef has chosen dried orange peel, purple potato and chestnut because they represent happiness, money and health in Chinese culture. In addition, festive hampers and gift box hampers filled with rice cake, premium tea and other traditional festive goodies are available for guests to convey best wishes to family and friends.
Another festive delight is the Poon Choi, which was originally a simple meal made by farmers simmering the harvest in a large wooden basin. This year, Chef Chan of Summer Palace, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, has turned this traditional dish into a luxurious feast with premium ingredients, such as abalone, sea cucumber, bamboo pith, dried fish maw and king prawns. Guests can gather everyone in the family around Poon Choi for the perfect beginning to a bountiful year.
The gift boxes and hampers are priced from Rmb108, and the Poon Choi is priced at Rmb1,188. They are available until 30 January 2014 at the hotel’s Festive Goodies Boutique on the lobby level. Orders can be made in person or by calling (86 20) 8917 6813. Guests are also welcome to visit the boutique.