Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi rings in the Chinese New Year with a two-week long series of festivities and a family-style set menu at from 11 to 26 February 2021.
The Ox-picious dinner menu features Deep Fried Crispy Beef Wonton with Chilli Vinegar dressing, Rose Flavoured Boiled Chicken with “Sakura” salad and Kumquat dipping sauce, Charcoal Grilled Beef Short Ribs, Clay Pot Cooked Sea Bass Fillet with Sweet Basil and Fried Crushed Garlic and Boiled Sesame Dumplings in Sweet White Tremella Mushroom Soup.
During the two weeks of Chinese New year celebrations, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the daily Kung Fu Tea Master performance at 1:38 p.m and 8:38 p.m., with the added surprise of an astonishing martial arts tea pouring show based on a traditional Chinese tea ceremony that comes from iconic Chinese folk culture.
The will be a mask changing act, a fascinating performance with its roots in the Sichuan opera, that will take place every day at 2:08 p.m. and 9:38 p.m. This highly unique and enthralling act involves a performer in brightly coloured costume changing masks – which depict characters from the opera, almost instantaneously to fast-paced, intense music. The technique behind the lightning-fast mask changes is a closely guarded secret, and the mystery of it adds to the excitement of the show.
The dinner set menu is priced at AED248 per person. Children aged between 6 and 12 years old can enjoy the occasion for half-price, while younger children dine for free. An A La Carte menu is also available.
At the luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s award-winning restaurant, Dai Pai Dong, the Chinese New Year celebrations promise to be extra special with three individually themed offerings, starting on 12 February with the ‘All-Day Prosperity Feast’ which will feature a special Chinese New Year Yee Sheng Salad called Lo Hei (meaning ‘family reunion’) and dumplings known as Jiaozi (or ‘good luck’). Running between midday and 11 PM, three-hour brunch packages are available from AED 388 per person.
From 13 to 25 February, a special Family Style eight-course set menu will also feature Lo Hei and Steamed Whole Fish. In Chinese tradition, eating fish during the New Year is an expression of goodwill to others. This special menu is priced at AED 298 per person and reservations are required and is available between midday and 11 PM.
Rounding off the festivities will be the Lantern Festival menu on 26 February, featuring an incredible array of premium and traditional dishes. These include Chinese New Year Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls), which are symbolic in Chinese culture as bringing family safety and unity. Running between midday and 11 PM, three-hour brunch packages are priced from AED 388 per person.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, the word-class Chinese restaurant situated at Emirates Palace, is set to celebrate Chinese New Year this February. Guests can expect luxurious celebrations alongside a specially curated menu, utilising ingredients traditionally designed to reflect good health and usher in fortune for the year ahead. The auspicious experience will be available from 10th to 26th February 2021.
Unmissable highlights include the signature dish, Yu Sheng Salad, an authentic celebration for the Year of the Ox: a colourful Cantonese salad of house cured Loch Duart salmon, plum dressing, that is said to bring prosperity and good fortune in the coming year, ‘Yu Sheng’ is a popular salad dish traditionally served during Chinese New Year, the name originates from the Cantonese phrase, “Lo Hei” meaning “tossing up good fortune” — guests are encouraged to toss their salad to bring in good fortune for the new year.
Other culinary masterpieces featured on the menu are Double Treasure Fortune, Quail blossom puff coupled with a Seafood jade dumpling as an appetizer. For the main courses, Crispy kumquat chicken made of osmanthus kumquat, orange sauce, seven spiced salt,
Wok-fry tiger prawn with macadamia nut accompanied with sweet chili sauce, Broccolini, black fungus, shimeji mushroom in a truffle sauce, all bought together with
Braised abalone roasted duck fried rice with dried scallop, shitake mushroom. The grand finale of the menu is the indulgent The Mandarin dessert, a white chocolate mousse, pain de gene and orange cacao butter.The desert symbolizes auspicious mandarin fruit, which is traditionally given to the loved ones at New Year.