Updated: 2011-01-17 13:46
Shangri-La Hotel's Chinese New Year boutique is offering takeaway goodies to help you make the most of the biggest day in China's holiday calendar, from traditional niangao and sumptuous pencai to Buddha Jumping over the Wall claypot soup, crispy suckling pig and gift hampers.
010-6841-2211 Ext 6888
Vasco's and The Library at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing has prepared a Valentine's Day candle-lit set dinner, with a glass of champagne to start, a heart-shaped cake to share and a rose for your lady to set the mood. Price is 1,299 yuan ($197) plus 15 percent per couple, on Feb 14.
010-5812-8888 Ext 8411
Chinese New Year cake
Legendale Hotel Beijing has prepared two kinds of delicious Chinese New Year sticky cake gift boxes with two flavors - caramel and turnip. Niangao, or sticky cake, is a traditional Chinese New Year dessert and requires at least seven hours of steaming. Gift boxes cost 168 yuan or 188 yuan, and are in the shape of a fish or a golden brick symbolizing long life and good fortune.
010-8511-3388 Ext 8968
Feast for the family
Dragon Palace at Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center offers a feast for the family from Feb 1 to 13. Choose from three set menus and a selection of seasonal dishes, each meticulously sourced by creative Chinese executive chef Allan Tse.
010-6465-3388 Ext 4217
Lunar 8's chef de cuisine Alan Yang at Fairmont Beijing creates a unique 11-course menu, with each course symbolizing Chinese New Year's best wishes - Five Happiness, or the Fortune and Prosperity set meals. A minimum booking of 10 guests, at 888 yuan net a person.
Swiss cheese fondue
Come to Wine Bar and Grill at Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel and enjoy the exotic Swiss cheese fondue from Jan 15 to Feb 15. The hot fondue, together with a bottle of house white wine for a table of two, is offered at 198 yuan per person with a 15 percent surcharge.
021-6279-1888 Ext 5306/7
Memorable Spring Festival
From Jan 30 to Feb 8, Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental offers an exclusive Chinese New Year package for those who are seeking a unique and memorable Spring Festival. The package, priced at 1,688 yuan with 15 percent surcharge, includes one night's stay in a luxury room with scrumptious buffet breakfast.
Celebration of romance
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner for two at Vue Restaurant at Hyatt on the Bund. Chef Michel Eschman will present a five-course menu prepared exclusively for this celebration on Feb 13 and 14, priced at 1,688 yuan with a 15 percent surcharge per couple. The menu includes free flow of imported wine, soft drinks and one glass of Perrier Jout champagne as a welcome drink.
Gathering at Yi Long Court
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Yi Long Court, the Cantonese restaurant at The Peninsula Shanghai will feature four special festive menus priced from 280 yuan to 1,380 yuan per person for both lunch and dinner from Jan 15 to Feb 17. The dishes, prepared by the Michelin star-rated executive chef, include braised whole abalone in oyster sauce and pan-fried scallops stuffed with minced shrimp topped with crab coral.
Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your beloved at Cafe Li Brasserie at Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai. Indulge yourself in the romantic atmosphere and soothing music while enjoying the tempting buffet at 468 yuan with 15 percent surcharge per couple, with one glass of sparkling wine per person, free flow of soft drinks and juices.
021-6212-9998 Ext 3150
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