Festive dishes around town

Updated: 2014-01-26 07:32

By Ye Jun(China Daily)

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 Festive dishes around town

Huang Ting Cantonese restaurant creates a special eight-course menu for customers based on all-time family favorites during the Spring Festival. Photos provided to China Daily

Family favorites

Executive Chef Eric Wong with Huang Ting Cantonese restaurant at the Peninsula Beijing creates a special eight-course menu for customers based on all-time family favorites during the Spring Festival from Jan 30-Feb 5. With a beautiful and elegant traditional Chinese decor, the restaurant's private rooms have TV sets so you can watch CCTV's New Year's Eve gala show, if reserved when booking your table. Huang Ting is also one of the best places to have decent Cantonese dim sum in Beijing.

A Spring Festival dinner is priced at 368 yuan ($61) per head, or 525 yuan per head with unlimited soft drinks and red wine.

B2, the Peninsula Beijing, 8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing Dajie (Street), Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6510-6707.

A taste of Shanghai in Beijing

Shanghai Classical Hotel's Beijing restaurant has all its private rooms fully booked for Spring Festival Eve. But people can still reserve seats at the public hall. The eatery has prepared two sets of half-processed dishes to take away for Spring Festival Eve, which requires only simple heating to be ready at home.

There are two sets of dishes, one priced at 980 yuan ($162) and another at 1,680 yuan. For both sets of dishes, there are eight cold dishes, eight hot dishes and two desserts. Some of the cold dishes are sweet-and-sour pork ribs, Shanghai-style smoked fish, five-spice beef, and oil-braised bamboo sprouts.

The eight hot dishes include braised prawn, steamed whole duck, kungpao diced chicken and Ningbo-style yellow croaker. The difference between the 980 yuan set and the 1,680 yuan set is that the more expensive one has braised sea cucumber with abalone sauce, while the cheaper one has fried beef with oyster oil.

18/F Zhongshang Dasha, 5 Sanlihe Donglu (East Road), Xicheng district, Beijing. 010-6858-7777.

Celebrate Chaozhou style

Camilla Chinese Cuisine Restaurant offers two set meals for family banquets on Spring Festival Eve. As a major part of Cantonese cuisine, Chaoshan is known for seafood because the region has a long coastline. The cuisine places an emphasis on freshness and good taste.

The two set meals have signature steamed fish, Chaozhou- and Shantou-style hand-beaten beef meatballs, and Chaozhou brined meats. In addition, the restaurant prepares healthy soups and other authentic Chaozhou fried dishes.

Camilla's private rooms all have tailor-made sofas, kung fu tea sets, comfortable seats and beautiful tables. The restaurant hopes to offer an ideal festival experience for diners. The two set meals for a table of 10 people cost 3,888 yuan ($642.50) and 6,688 yuan.

3/F SOHO Nexus Center, A19 Dongsanhuan Beilu (Northern East Third Ring Road), Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5967-0567.

Traditional feast

Take your family and friends to a unique Spring Festival banquet by Chinese chefs at Caiyixuan Chinese restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. The sumptuous menu of festive Chinese fare includes traditional dumpling soup and New Year rice cakes, along with gourmet Chinese dishes, such as braised sea cucumber with dried scallops. The set meal with sea cucumber, spotted garoupa and king prawn costs 888 yuan per head, plus a 15 percent surcharge, for a minimum of eight people. Available from Jan 30-Feb 4. Reservations are highly recommended.

2/F Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, 48 Liangmaqiao Lu (Road), Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5695-8520.

Dim sum buffet

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel is presenting a dim sum buffet from 9-11:30 am on Saturday and Sunday at its Fat Duck Restaurant. More than 40 varieties of fried and baked dim sum are available at 98 yuan per person, plus a 15 percent service charge.

61 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu (Middle Road), Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5863-8888.

Seafood brunch

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing is inviting guests to enjoy a Sunday seafood brunch. With the generous selection of fresh seafood available in the market, chef Eugenio at Barolo is ready to present a bounty from the deep blue sea in traditional Italian culture. A variety of menus are designed for guests. A La Carte service is also available.

A83 Jianguo Lu (Road), Chaoyang district, Beijing. 010-5908-8151.

(China Daily 01/26/2014 page10)