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Chinese Chic Festive Season at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Chinese Chic Festive Season at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

London, 21 October 2015 – With the holiday season approaching, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is preparing to draw its guests into a contemporary winter reverie, inspired by China’s mythical traditions and romantic legends.  Guests will be welcomed by a delightfully decorated grand Christmas tree by Shanghai Tang, invited to indulge in a selection of festive menus created using only the finest British produce and to ring in 2016 with an incomparable view of London’s annual fireworks display. 
 
An Elevated Epicurean Festive Experience 
Those seeking a reprieve from Christmas shopping or sightseeing can revive with Christmas classics over the month of December. TĪNG, the hotel’s signature restaurant and lounge on level 35 will feature a four-course festive lunch and a five-course festive dinner menu including wine pairings for £40 and £65 per person respectively, including such seasonal highlights as wild mushroom risotto infused with perigord truffle and a classic roasted Norfolk turkey breast served with all the traditional trimmings.
 
TĪNG Lounge and GONG will both serve a delectable Festive Afternoon Tea with views over the wintery capital from 16 November to 31 December, featuring candied orange scones, chocolate yule log and Christmas macarons - with a Champagne option also available. The festive-inspired offering will be priced at £54 or £62 per person with a glass of champagne.
 
For those looking for the perfect epicurean festive gift, seasonal hampers will be available for purchase at LÁNG, the hotel’s artisan deli and patisserie on the ground floor. Custom-made, the beautifully-presented festive varieties will be available in three sizes and can be pre-ordered from 15 November, available in-house from 1 to 24 December 2015.
 
Perfect for stylish winter nightcaps, GONG the hotel’s destination cocktail and champagne lounge and the highest bar in London, has created an exclusive cocktail to celebrate the season. Winter Flip is a modern evolution of the classic Port Flip, blending smoky Johnnie Walker Black Label with Italian Barolo Chinata and a homemade cream; the perfect festive digestif.
 
Christmas Eve dinner at TĪNG 
The ideal culinary destination for any occasion, TĪNG will serve a Christmas-themed five-course dinner menu for its guests on Christmas Eve, offering an array of favourites. From Stichelton Blue Cheese salad to Rhug Estate Organic Chicken and Chocolate Yule Log with gingerbread. Christmas Eve dinner at TĪNG is priced at £75 per person, or £120 with wine pairing and is a ticketed event. 
 
Christmas Day lunch at TĪNG 
The perfect spot for a leisurely, glamorous festive family lunch, TĪNG will serve a three-course Christmas Day lunch menu on 25 December, giving a choice of traditional seasonal favourites, or more Eastern delights such as Slow-Cooked Iberico Pork or Dover Sole with Miso. Christmas Day Lunch is priced at £170 per person, including wine pairing and is a ticketed event.
 
New Year’s Eve at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London 
 
Toast 2016 at GONG; the Capital’s Highest Bar 
Spanning 360 degree of unsurpassable city views, party from the highest bar in London this New Year's Eve. On this special night, the evening will start with a glass of Champagne and canapés, served throughout the bar's captivating space, consisting of a Champagne Bar, Cocktail Bar and infinity-edge Sky-pool. Located on level 52, celebrate countdown with a live Dj spinning today's tunes throughout the night and a dramatic backdrop that promises not to disappoint. 9pm - 1am £110 per person - this is a ticketed event.
 
New Year’s Eve at TĪNG 
With unsurpassed views of London’s skyline, raise a glass to the New Year with a magnificent five-course menu, incorporating the finest British ingredients and refined wine pairings selected carefully for each dish. After 11.30pm a glass of champagne will be served, and guests invited to watch London light up around them with its annual fireworks display on the countdown to 2016. New Year’s Eve at TĪNG is priced at £395 per person, including wine pairing. 
 
Old Shanghai Gala Dinner 
In keeping with the hotel’s festive theme of Chinese chic, guests can celebrate into the New Year by taking a glamourous step back into the famed era of Old Shanghai. Located on level 34 and with supreme vistas across The City, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames, the hotel’s ballroom, Ren, will be illustriously transformed with Chinese lanterns, dark woods and a stylish mix of vibrant colours. A delectable five-course menu will showcase the best of British ingredients, with expertly paired wines served with each dish, which will ensure a spectacular night. Priced at £430 per person, including wine pairing.