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 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 Metal Rat, here is the list of places for you to consider for the whole family:
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
Welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is delighted to present a series of grand Chinese New Year celebrations. The festivity will begin with the traditional lion and dragon dance on 24 January 2020 at 6.30 pm at the hotel’s front entrance creating a joyful atmosphere, while loud drumbeats and cymbal crashes scare away evil spirits.
Guests then are invited to celebrate new beginnings with ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ set menus at Jakarta’s Award-Winning Chinese restaurant, Li Feng. Helmed by Executive Chinese Chef Tan Kwang Aik and one of China’s most notable 2 Michelin star chefs, Chef Fei, Li Feng presents authentic Cantonese cuisine in a culturally rich space, making it the perfect venue for auspicious new year celebrations with family and loved ones.
The sumptuous meal will start with the serving of Prosperity Yu Sheng, the traditional dish of Chinese New Year, served with Salmon and Jellyfish with crispy fish skin in homemade sweet plum sauce. Other highlights of the menu include Deep Fried Carrot Swan Dumpling with Crab Meat and Capsicum, Roasted Suckling Pig and Crispy Roasted Duck.
The 11-course ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ set menu will be available at Li Feng on 24 January for dinner and on 25 January for lunch and dinner, priced at IDR 1,888,000++ per person. The other exquisite 8-course set menu will also be available on 24 January for Dinner, priced at IDR 1,588,000++ per person. With interiors inspired by the history of the spices trade between China and the old Jakarta, Li Feng offers three elegant and distinctive private dining rooms, all ideally suited for intimate gatherings and private celebrations. For reservations, please contact +62 (21) 2993 8825 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Jl. M H Thamrin, PO Box 3392, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: +62212993 8888
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah
In celebration of Chinese New Year, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah ushers in Year of the Rat with exclusive festivities at the hotel’s in-house restaurant Sugar & Spice. Guests are able to enjoy delectable Chinese cuisines throughout brunch and dinner, whilst watching an enchanting array of traditional performances and entertainment.
From 20 January – 8 February 2020, guests can find a rich selection of lunch and dinner buffet meals for warm family occasions at Sugar & Spice. The lunch spread can be enjoyed for IDR 388,000++ per person whilst evening dining is available for IDR 488,000 ++ per person. An additional Chinese New Year Package for gatherings of more than six people will be available for extra vibrant flavors and aesthetics. The option includes themed decorations along with free-flow jasmine tea and aromatic dishes such as a fresh Salmon Sashimi Yu Sheng platter, and a savory whole fish fit for six people. Each lunch and dinner buffet with the added Chinese New Year package will be ready for IDR 488,000 ++ per person.
On 24 January, reunite with loved ones after office hours for an extensive Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner buffet. Create new memories whilst basking in a wide range of extravagant yet heartwarming dishes for IDR 618,000++ per person. The celebration continues throughout 25 – 26 January with the hotel’s special Chinese New Year Day Brunch buffet. Experience this grandiose affair filled with traditional delicacies and classic platters for IDR 618,000++ per person. These promotional packages include free flow jasmine tea along with an exquisite tray of Salmon Sashimi Yu Sheng, a whole fish, and signature Chinese cuisines. This encompasses scrumptious Peking duck, tasty noodles, and a roasting station.
In addition to culinary delights, a troupe of dancers will be performing the colorful and animated Barongsai lion dance in the lobby from 24 – 25 January. Accompanying them will be a jubilant show of firecrackers on 25 January.
For more information or reservations, please visit www.jakartapondokindah.intercontinental.com, or call 021 3950 7355.
Address: Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV TA, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: +62 21 3950 7355
Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Pullman Jakarta Central Park is welcoming The Year of The Rat with an exciting celebration at Collage All Day Dining. The Lunar New Year celebration will commence with Chinese New Year Eve Dinner featuring an exquisite buffet selection of traditional Chinese delicacies such as Suckling Pig, Roasted Pork Belly Chasiew, Roasted Duck just to name a few. This also includes the iconic Ye Shang which symbolizes abundance and prosperity curated by our talented culinary team.
To complete the experience, guests can immerse in the festive ambiance with Lion Dance, Gu Zheng performance and Money of God specially available to celebrate the most important tradition of the year. Traditional Chinese decoration, photo booth, and beautiful lampion will also be added to the restaurant. Pullman Jakarta Central Park will host Chinese New Year Eve Dinner on 24th January 2020 and Chinese New Year Brunch on 25th January 2020 at IDR 568,000++ per person including free-flow beer, Chinese Tea and Ice Tea.
For further information and reservation, please contact us at 021-2920 7777, Whatsapp 0815 8043 999 and email at email@example.com
*Prices are subject to 21% service charge & government tax
Address: Podomoro City JL. LET JEND. S. Parman Kav. 28, Jakarta Barat
Phone: +622129 20 00 97