Chinese Lunar New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. Traditionally, the festival includes eating what’s called as a ‘reunion dinner’ with the family, distributing red envelopes or ‘angpao’ especially for the unmarried members of the family, lighting of firecrackers, getting new clothes, and putting up red and golden decorations.
If you are still looking for the perfect venue to welcome the Year of the Earth Pig, here is the list of places for you to consider for the whole family:
1. Raffles Jakarta
February 4 – February 5
The Year of The Pig is fast approaching, and Raffles Jakarta is getting into the spirit of things with a special dining experience.
Arts Café by Raffles is welcoming the Lunar New Year with luxurious menus designed for your favorite reunion. Chinese New Year Eve Dinner on 4 February 2019 starting from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The Chinese Chef, Maria Wang and his culinary brigade will showcase the finesse in authentic Cantonese lavish dining. They include the Crispy Sucking Pig, Chinese BBQ Duck Salad, and BBQ Cha Sao Pork Tenderloin. In the spirit of the season, add the quintessential Yee Sang which comes in salmon, lobster or abalone varieties. Buffet dinner is available at IDR 888,000 ++ per person. Be entertained with an annual lion dance on the Chinese New Year Eve at all around Hotel. The event kicks off in the lobby, where everyone, including non-guests, is invited to cheer on the dancers.
Feast on a remarkable lunch buffet selection, along with signature Chinese dishes from the show kitchen at Arts Café by Raffles on 5 February 2019 starting from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Bring your family to savour this Brunch buffet, starts from IDR 888,000++ per person
Arts Café by Raffles is a virtual tableau of culinary art, where the palette of sights, sounds, textures and aromas from an open kitchen create a delightful sensory experience. Enjoy an elegant buffet, or Continental and Asian à la carte offerings, served in chic interiors and a backdrop of vibrant Hendra Gunawan artwork.
For more information, please contact us at +62 21 2988 0888 or email us at email@example.com
2. Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
Chinese New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Grand on Thamrin Ballroom (4 February)
Herald in a year of prosperity, success and happiness by celebrating the most important reunion dinner at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia’s Grand On Thamrin Ballroom featuring a lion dance and live
Chinese instrumental music.
Get a chance to win:
• 3-nights stay at Pullman Hong Kong Park Lane
• Luxury weekend ride with Porsche.
IDR 8,880,000++ for 1 table of 10 persons
Auspicious Festive Feast
Sana Sini Restaurant (4-5 February)
Treat your taste-buds with sumptuous dishes to begin the Year of the Pig at the award-winning restaurant. Let us make your celebration more exciting with a complimentary of Prosperity Yee Sang and lion dance performance.
Dinner on 4 February IDR 628,000++
Brunch on 5 February IDR 520,000++
Kahyangan Restaurant (4-20 February)
Indulge your appetite with the premium beef selection at Jakarta’s best Japanese restaurant, Kahyangan to welcome the Year of the Pig with abundant blessings.
Set menu from IDR 1,500,000++ per person
Makaron Bakeshop (January – February)
Spread the warmth of welcoming the Year of the Pig with the bespoke hampers as a gift of prosperity to your family, friends, and relatives as a beautiful way to wish them happiness and prosperity in the coming year.
IDR 888,000 net
For reservation and more info, please call +6221 3192 1111 or visit www.pullmanjakartaindonesia.com.
3. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
CHINESE NEW YEAR’S PROSPERITY DINING
Celebrate with your family, business partners, colleagues from 4 to 5 February 2019. Chinese New Year buffet priced at IDR 538,000++ per person with Barongsai performance included and free Yusheng for minimum 5 diners.
CHINESE NEW YEAR’S HAMPERS
To bring more luck, wealth and prosperity this year, share the joy with the special Chinese New Year’s hampers. Prices starting from IDR 600,000 nett.
Or indulge in a luxurious stay with us on the most fortunate time of the year with the special rate from IDR 2,788,000 nett including breakfast, Chinese-styled Kempinski Rhino Doll and a room upgrade with a minimum of 2-night stay from 1 to 5 February 2019!
During this festivity, the hotel encourages guests to join the charity programme called “Donate Your Luck” in which we collaborate with Habitat for Humanity Indonesia to build decent housing for the underprivileged families. Guests may purchase our lucky angpao at Signatures Restaurant from 2 to 10 February 2019 at IDR 100,000 nett per envelope. These angpaos are filled with various prizes to win from dining vouchers to weekend staycation at Executive Grand Deluxe room. All the proceeds will be donated to the charity programme.
4. Gran Melia Jakarta
Tien Chao presents its two types of prosperity set menus of eight courses at IDR 588,000++. Both of the set menus begin with Yee Sang and end with peanut glutinous rice ball served with baked Chinese New Year pancake. The varieties of the menu will also include signature roasted duck, pan-fried beef steak with Cantonese sauce, braised 10 head abalone, Hainan chicken. deep fried live sea grouper with Thai sauce as well as steamed live marble goby with soya sauce.
Adding to the spirit of the celebration is the Lion Dance that has been a part of Chinese culture for many centuries. The dance troupe will perform a traditional Lion Dance, Dragon dance and the commonly eye-dotting ceremony at the Lobby Lounge. Guests will see the lion dancers demonstrate their agility and skill, moving energetically with the lion’s head and body to the beat of big drums and the clashing of cymbals. The lion dancers will be making their way through the various outlets in the hotel, bestowing wishes of good fortune and prosperity on Gran Melia Jakarta in the good Year of the Pig.
For guests who prefer to enjoy the Chinese New Year in the comfort of their own homes, Tien Chao presents a signature Chinese New Year delicacy for takeaway. The options of the signature Nian Gao favorites are ready to be presented to friends, colleagues and loved ones at IDR 250,000 nett. These special Chinese New Year offerings are available from January 10th to February 10th 2019.
For reservations and booking, please contact (021) 526 8080 ext 2322 or visit www.melia.com.
5. Fairmont Jakarta
Fairmont Jakarta usher in a prosperous Year of the Earth Pig with an exquisite dining experience at Spectrum restaurant. Served in a glorious buffet, guests can enjoy a wide range of popular traditional Chinese delicacies including Roasted Suckling Pig, Braised Fish Maw soup, Abalone and much more.
The talented chefs of Fairmont Jakarta will also present the traditional Yu Sheng at each table, to toss and indulge with family and friends to bring good luck throughout the year. The special Yu Sheng features a vibrant mix of ingredients such as shredded carrots, radish, crispy vermicelli, ginger, and more with a special concoction of homemade sauce. Crispy salmon skin is also added for an extra crunch. It is believed that the higher the toss of the Yu Sheng, the greater the prosperity for the following year, therefore guests are expected to toss enthusiastically
The auspicious buffet will be available for Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner on 4 February 2019 and priced at IDR 828,000++ per person. Meanwhile, on Chinese New Year Day on 5 February 2019, the Brunch is priced at IDR 688,000++ per person and dinner at IDR 588,000++ per person. For guests who prefer to have a more intimate celebration with family and friends, Spectrum offers a range of private dining rooms that can accommodate from 12 to 16 guests.
Adding the merriment of the Chinese New Year celebrations, Fairmont Jakarta also brings in a lion dance performance on Chinese New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year Day morning.
The celebrations of Chinese New Year are never complete without festive gifts to presents to family, friends or corporate clients. From 21 January – 10 February 2019, Peacock Lounge offers Lunar New Year Hamper consist of fish-shaped Nian Gao which represents prosperity and abundance of wealth during Chinese New Year. Made from sweet glutinous rice, the Nian Gao will be accompanied with Mandarin Orange Cake, Almond Cookies and chocolate coins, making it an attractive and auspicious gift for the celebration. Packaged in an elegant box, the special Lunar New Year Hamper is available at Peacock Lounge for IDR 588,000++ per box.
For more information on Chinese New Year offers and for reservations, please call (+62 21) 2970 3333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.