Ring in the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year – the year of the monkey – with Cinnamon Lakeside, as the hotel lays out a week-long gastronomic celebration from 7 to 14 February, at the popular authentic Chinese restaurant, Long Feng.
The hotel’s award winning team of chefs led by Chinese Master Chef Yang Jiayu have created an extensive festive dinner buffet featuring over 50 delicious dishes and desserts, following age old recipes that have been passed down from generations.
A range of appetisers, soups, noodles, rice and mains along with a distinct dim sum bar and an action station where guests could enjoy the likes of Peking duck, chilli crab, hot butter cuttlefish, braised sea cucumber and Szechuan spicy pork ribs freshly sliced or hot off the pan are all for the picking.
Priced at Rs. 2,500 nett, the menu includes a popular range of fare, loved by Chinese all over the world.
From the range of appetisers are poached chicken with dry chilli and light soya dressing, Beijing cucumber with burnt garlic, Shandong tofu with scallions, Szechuan pork with chilli oil, squids with celery and sesame among others, while the soups includecrab meat and bean curd and hot and sour vegetable soup.
For the mains, guests can expect specialities such as Beijing fried lamb with black fungus, lamb with cumin Xinjiang, stir-fried beef with bamboo shoots, Hunan chilli chicken, fried pork belly with leak and onion, Gong Bao fish with dried chilli and cashew nuts, fried eggplant in Yuxiang chilli sauce.
To pair these with, the option of rice and/or noodles are available, prepared in a variety of methods. The Szechuan mixed seafood rice, egg and spring onion fried rice, and rice or vermicelli noodles that will be prepared a la minute with your choice of meats and vegetablesare among some of the most popular dishes which will enhance the flavours of the cuisine.
The meal can end on a note of sweetness with the mouth-watering dessert spread available alongside the fresh cut fruits. Classic Chinese dessert items such as egg tart with lychees, babaozhou (grain porridge), sego, melon and coconut cream, mango pudding with cream cheese, banana apricot layered pancake and green tea ice cream will be laid out to enjoy.
To enhance the diners’ experience, they will receive Chinese fengshui coins compliments of the hotel. Cinnamon Lakeside’s expert mixologists have also put together an interesting mix of special concoctions inspired by the festivities.
Make your reservations early to avoid disappointment by calling 011 2491949.
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Chinese New Year celebrations at Cinnamon Red
Heralding in the year of the monkey, Cinnamon Red readies to celebrate the Chinese New Year this Sunday, 7 February at the hotel’s Flavoured restaurant.
The special dinner menu priced at Rs. 2,200 nett features a delightful spread inspired by the orient, with some of their most popular dishes making an appearance here.
A range of salads, soups, breads, rice, noodles, mains and desserts along with several action stations will complete this Chinese New Year feast, prepared by Cinnamon Red’s expert chefs. While keeping the authentic flavours alive, the talented kitchen brigade has also fused the local taste preferences in some of the dishes to ensure all diners enjoy their meal.
From the salad section, one can expect lamb and carrot with spicy szechuan salad, squid salad, shiitake mushroom salad, Chinese duck salad, kimchi, seafood ponzu and even the Chinese prosperity salad which is a mix of colourful vegetables such as carrots, beetroot, cabbage, red cabbage with Chinese dressing which is meant to bring you good health and wealth in the upcoming year. For those who like to toss their own salad, a variety of vegetables, dressings and condiments will be available as well.
For soup lovers, the Chinese vegetable kanji with fried shallot as well as the crab and egg will be poured out of great soup bowls, and can be savoured with the assortment of breads and rolls at the buffet. Seconds will always be welcome.
Popular Chinese dishes such as char siu pork, vegetable chow fun rice, ginger beef with spring onion, mapo tofu, pepper chicken in black bean sauce, Chinese style braised potato with vinegar and soy will be laid out to devour.
Peking duck, chilli crab, assorted wonton and dumplings with seafood, chicken and prawn, marinated grilled yóuyú (squid) and sweet and sour prawns will be served a-la-minute, at the actions stations.
The rice and noodle corner will feature a range of meats, sauces and vegetables with egg noodle and rice, which will be prepared by the chefs instantaneously to your liking.
A range of dessert options such as lychee flan, sago pudding, peanut caramel mousse, and custard tart (among others) is also part of the menu.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ring in a year of success and affluence with a delicious meal at the city’s sleekest restaurant. For inquiries and reservations, please call 011 2145176 or 0714244638. To stay up-to-date with happenings and promotions at Cinnamon Red, follow the hotel’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CinnamonRedColombo.