At City of Dreams
City of Dreams Manila is ringing in the Year of the Metal Rat with a delectable feast of Chinese New Year specialties available at its award-winning signature restaurants, Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila. Chinese New Year-themed activities also highlight the events at DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space.
Cantonese cuisine with symbolisms of harmony, good luck and abundance is highlighted at Crystal Dragon’s Chinese New Year ala carte and set menus, available for lunch and dinner until 31 January. Diners can toss to a prosperous Lunar New Year with a bountiful serving of Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng, a lavish salad of abalone, chopped peanuts, deep-fried flour crisps, shredded radish and ginger and pomelo, among others, which is then finished with oil and plum sauce.
To complete the hearty feast, Crystal Dragon has crafted two set menus: the seven-course Happiness Menu (P3,080++) and the eight-course Magnificent Menu (P5,680++), both of which start with the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng and cater to four to six persons.
Nobu Manila’s Chinese New Year offerings are available for the whole month of January at dinner, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday to Thursday and until 9 p.m. on Friday to Sunday.
At Diamond Hotel
Start the merriment at the head of the week with Live Dimsum Making and Noodle Pulling Demonstrations at Diamond Hotel Philippines, alternately held from 20 to 26 January. Be filled with awe as our expert chefs showcase their unmatched talent for the crowds, creating mesmerizing dimsum designs with specialized techniques and stretching noodle dough as far as the eye can see.
From 23 to 26 January, guests can enjoy Chinese chef Yang Yong’s vast selection of authentic Chinese specialties for P3,180 nett per person. For a minimum spend of P5,000 at the buffet, guests are entitled to Pick-a-Prize at the hotel’s Prosperity Tree for a chance to win gift certificates and other premium items.
On 25 January, witness the energetic Dragon and Lion dance at 11 a.m. by the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation. Free 10-minute Feng Shui consultations with expert Angel Macalino are also available on this day for a minimum spend of P5,000 at the Corniche lunch buffet. Diners at Corniche will also be gifted with ang pau containing vouchers for up to 40 percent off at the restaurants on their next visit. The Weekend Dimsum Delights at Corniche features an extensive choice of steamed, baked and fried dimsum for only P999 nett per person.
Greet the Year of the Rat refreshed and revived with the Chinese New Year Staycation package. Book today at www.diamondhotel.com and use the promo code PROSPER.
At Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila welcomes the Lunar New Year featuring the Taste of China and its greatest cuisines that traversed centuries of culture and history. Celebrate a new year of prosperity and abundance on 16 January until 10 February.
Choose from a luxurious list of the most elegant venue spaces and indulge in an eight- to 10-course Lauriat spread featuring an auspicious Chinese menu for a celebration that is truly festive. Package rates start at P161,890 nett for the first 50 persons.
This Year of the Metal Rat, a gastronomic plethora showcasing Peking, Szechuan, Guangzhou and Shanghai cuisines headline Spiral’s Chinese Atelier led by Chinese Master chef Eddie Chua.
Each cuisine is presented in a weekly rotation starting with Peking cuisine and its staple dishes including Peking Roasted Goose, Braised Lapu-Lapu with Ginger and Yellow Bean Sauce, Sea Cucumber with Quail Eggs and Poached Peking Dumplings.
Szechuan cuisine takes center stage on the second week of festivities.
Rates on 24 January are set at P2,850 nett for lunch and P3,888 nett for dinner. On 25 January, rates are set at P3,588 nett for lunch and P3,888 nett for dinner. Call +63 (02) 8-832-6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.
At Sheraton Manila
Sheraton Manila Bay joins the celebration of Chinese New Year in welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, expected to be a dynamic year full of movement, success and opportunities, making it more memorable as the hotel celebrates its first Chinese New Year festivity.
Sheraton Manila Bay will showcase an elaborately designed Chinese Fan and Floral centerpiece at the lobby and an extravagant display of Chinese cake and baked goods.
On 24 January, guests will be treated to a Chinese Dragon and Lion dance and traditional dotting of the eye ceremony to be performed at the Sheraton Manila Bay lobby from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Complete the tradition with a celebratory meal with family and friends at Pacific Lounge where you can enjoy sumptuous ala carte offerings available for lunch and dinner daily.
Sheraton Manila Bay is located at M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. For reservation, call +632 5318 0788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Conrad Manila
Conrad Manila welcomes the auspicious Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat with a vibrant Lion and Dragon Dance and Ceremonial Eye-dotting ceremony amid well-curated feasts and traditional Yee Sang Prosperity Toss at China Blue by Jereme Leung this 25 January.
The festivities on 25 January will begin at 11 a.m. at the hotel’s porte-cochere with the ceremonial eye-dotting of the Lions and Dragon followed by the performance which will make its way inside the hotel, the Main Lobby, restaurants, ballrooms and offices.
Executive Chinese chef Eng Yew Khor masterfully prepares a premium selection of Chinese delicacies at the award-winning restaurant hailed for its modern interpretation of authentic Chinese cuisine.
Patrons are also invited to bring home a box of Nian Gao (Tikoy) Treasures, available in the following must try flavors: Traditional Chinese, White Almond, Caramel coconut red bean and Passion Fruit. Each Nian Gao treasure is beautifully presented in either koi fish or mini gold bar shapes to represent good fortune and success. Nian Gao Treasures are available in a box of eight pieces priced at P1,888 nett.
For reservations and inquiries, please call +632 8833 9999 or email