Published on January 30, 2008
Welcome in the Year of the Lucky Rat with a sumptuous feast at InterContinental Bangkok's Summer Palace. From Chinese New Year's Eve on Wednesday, February 6 until Thursday, February 14 the restaurant is featuring an array of tempting set banquets.
Choose from various Chinese New Year set menus served at both lunch and dinner, starting at Bt4,888 per table and rising to Bt22,888.
Among executive Chinese chef Allan Tse's special dishes during this Lunar New Year celebration are chilled abalone with jellyfish salad, barbecued suckling pig "Hong Kong style", steamed red Garoupa "Hong Kong style", raw salmon "Yee Sang", poached sea whelk with bean sprouts, fried glutinous rice "Hong Kong style", double-boiled shark's fin dumpling with abalone soup, and wok-sautéed scallops with XO chilli sauce.
On Chinese New Year's day - February 7 - there's live Gu-Zheng music from 7 until 9pm and Lion Dance shows at midday and 6.30pm. A traditional orange "gift" tree will be waiting with a special surprise gift for you. Call (02) 656 0360 for reservations.
Chinese New Year is gnawing ever closer and from tomorrow through the end of February you are invited to celebrate the occasion at Lin-Fa Chinese restaurant in Siam City hotel with two special set menus.
Set menu 1 is Bt9,800 per table of 10 while set menu 2 is Bt12,500. The menus offer combinations that include the restaurant's all-time favourites, such as slow-braised shark's fin, roasted Peking duck, barbecued "Hong Kong style" suckling pig, steamed sand goby, and beef with black pepper and foie gras.
Call (02) 247 0123 ext 1820/1 to book a table.
Fortune's winning flavours
Celebrate the Rat and impress those you respect and love with the Conrad's Auspicious Chinese Hampers. Each hamper includes a bottle of Chinese spirit, Chinese dried conpoy, sea asparagus, Pacific clams, sea moss, bamboo pith, dry, black mushroom, XO chilli sauce, Chinese premium tea, Long Live Noodles, dried oyster, and an Ang Pao gift, and costs Bt4,800 net.
Place your order at least one day in advance at Liu Chinese restaurant or the Deli By Conrad from now until February 15, or call (02) 690 9299.
Revels on the riverbank
Every guest visiting the Rice Mill Chinese Restaurant or the Riverside Terrace Buffet Restaurant will receive a lucky Ang Pao envelope. Open it to find out whether you've won generous vouchers for the hotel's restaurants, Mandara spa or Manohra dining cruise. Plus, you can enter a daily lucky draw and win three nights at the JW Marriott Beijing or JW Marriott Hong Kong, as well as iPods and other prizes.
Call (02) 476 0022 ext 1416 for the full programme or visit www.marriottdining.com.
Sweet Cantonese cuisine
Executive Chinese chef Jacky Ho and his team have drawn on their unrivalled knowledge and skills in the complex world of authentic Cantonese cuisine to create a range of special menus to welcome in the Year of the Rat. Delicious home-made Chinese New Year puddings, turnip puddings and tailor-made hampers are also available during the same period at the Peninsula Boutique (Garden Level) and the Peninsula Boutique & Café at Siam Paragon (Main Level).
Call (02) 861 2888.
Compiled by Juthamas Cholthavornpong,
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