Auspicious celebrations

XIN TIAN DI offerings

Usher in the Year of the Water Rabbit with these delectable offerings specially created to bring luck, wealth and abundance.

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Indulge in Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s Chinese New Year feast at Xin Tian Di until 23 January.

Aside from its Nian Gao and Yu Sheng, relish the unique flavors from the auspicious and mouthwatering selections of Xin Tian Di’s a la carte and special set menus.

On 22 January, Dragon and Lion Dances will be held at 11 a.m. This will be followed by the traditional eye-dotting and exchange of gift ceremonies.

Contact 02 98790 3100, [email protected], or +63 927 163 0128.

City of Dreams

City of Dreams Manila hops into the Year of the Water Rabbit with auspicious specialties at its Crystal Dragon, Red Ginger, and TungLok Signatures restaurants.

Until 29 January, Crystal Dragon highlights its festive lunar new year menu, from Yu Sheng (or yee sang) toss ritual, to the Prosperity Roasted Duck, Steamed Duo Flavor Live Grouper, Roasted Crispy Spring Chicken with supreme soy sauce, Crispy Taro and New Year Cake Pillow.

TungLok Signatures highlights the quintessential Chinese New Year staple fare with its version of the yu sheng salad. The season’s flavors can likewise be savored at Red Ginger that offers five auspicious dishes symbolizing fortune, longevity, prosperity, happiness and harmony.

Call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected]

The Peninsula Manila

The Peninsula Manila is ready to unveil a wealth of experiences and tantalizing treats for sharing good fortune and blessings.

Celebrate prosperous new beginnings in Escolta with a limited-time only Sunday Champagne Lunch Buffet.

On 21 January, have a staycation in the Deluxe Room with a buffet breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 at the restaurant next morning. To complete your prosperous stay, front row seats to The Lobby’s annual dragon and lion dance are available on 22 January.

Call +63 2 8887 2888 (ext. 6630 for Rooms Reservations), mobile +63 917 557 8014, or email [email protected]

Newport World Resorts

Grand celebrations and lavish feasts await guests at Newport World Resorts this Chinese New Year.

Happy 8’s set menu brings an auspicious start to the new year with its Wok Fried Lobster Tail in Chili Sauce with Crispy Mantou, Pan Fried Prime Rib Eye Beef in Red Wine Sauce with King Oyster Mushroom, and a Salmon Yee Sang with Plum Sauce.

FEAST on lucky food at Newport World Resorts.

At Hilton Manila, a feast of fortune awaits at the Hua Yuan Brasserie Chinoise. Marriott Hotel Manila’s Chinese Fine Dining restaurant, Man Ho, is celebrating good fortune with Poon Choi featuring abalone, prawns, roasted duck, and more. It is also serving Lo Hei for prosperity with salmon, carrots, white radish and golden crackers.

Sheraton Manila Hotel’s Oori Korean restaurant offers traditional new year comfort food. Tuck into a steaming bowl of Homemade Dumplings and Rice Cake Soup or Korean Clam Soup. Hotel Okura Manila’s Yamazato is serving a special Lunar New Year Bento for lunch.

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Hilton Asia Pacific

From 22 January to 5 February, many Hilton properties in Asia Pacific celebrate the season with bountiful feasts and sumptuous spreads.

Conrad Centennial Singapore’s opulent Golden Peony restaurant promises to set you up for a year of happiness and well-being with decadent dishes deftly prepared by chef Ku Keong and his team. Hilton Kuala Lumpur pays homage to the lucky rabbit with handcrafted dishes flavored with bold dimensions.

RABBIT symbols at Hilton hotels

Celebrity chef Jereme Leung of Conrad Manila’s China Blue is putting together a special nian gao (sticky Chinese New Year cake, made with glutinous rice flour) gift set, available through 27 January.

The Wujin district hotel with Xin Tian Di Park views offers babao, a small mound of sticky rice is mixed with lard, filled with red bean paste and topped with dried dates, lotus seeds, sultana, nuts and dried fruits.

Hilton Petaling Jaya’s Toh Yuen Chinese restaurant serves up signature spring dishes like soft shell crab, fresh tiger prawns and salmon, roasted chicken and steamed tiger grouper and cod fish.

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