Chinese New Year – Saturday, 28 January 2017
The Lotus is holding an exclusive Chinese New Year Party on the Top Deck to celebrate the Year of The Rooster, an auspicious occasion.
A special menu has been compiled to tantalise your taste buds whilst being entertained by our resident magician. The highlight of the evening will be provided by our Lion Dance Troupe to bring good fortune and celebrate the New Year.
Chinese New Year (春節, 農曆新年) is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar (this year it falls on JANUARY 28, 2017). New Year’s Eve and New Year day is celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving.
The New Year season lasts fifteen days. The first three days are the most important and most often celebrated with visits to friends, family as well as greetings of good luck. The seventh day traditionally is everyone’s birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older. The celebrations end on the important and colourful Lantern Festival on the evening of the 15th day of the new moon.
SATURDAY, 28 JANUARY 2017
Upper Deck Exclusive Chinese New Year Celebration
Entertainment: Magician from 7:30pm
Traditional Lion Dance, performance around 8:30pm
£38.50 per head (Minimum 4 people)
Spare Ribs in Kim Do Sauce
Typhoon Shelter Style Baby Sweet Corn
Salt and Pepper Seafood
“SURF and TURF”
Gargantuan Prawns stir-fried in Ginger and Spring Onion
Aromatic Duck Rolls with Plum Sauce Dip
Five Willow Sea Bass (Boneless)
Sizzling Fillet of Beef in Black Pepper Sauce
Deep Fried Cantonese Style Chicken with Oyster Jus
Four Season Beans stir-fired with Spicy Diced Pork
Braised Yee Mein with Crab Meat & Soy Sauce
Thai Style Fried Rice with Diced Seafood
SELECTION OF CHINESE DESSERTS & CHINESE NEW YEAR CAKE
CHINESE TEA or COFFEE
This menu is compiled for 4 to 6 people. For parties over 6 to 10 persons, 2 additional dishes maybe chosen from the a la carte menu.
(Some dishes with seasonal prices may carry a supplement)
Prices are subject to a 10% service charge
Celebration of Chinese New Year:
• During the celebration, people greet each other with “kung hey fat choi” 恭喜發財 in Cantonese or “gong xi fa cai” in Mandarin. It means congratulations and be prosperous.
• Red packets ‘lai see’ 利是 is red envelopes contained with money. They are passed out by married couples to children or unmarried adults. It symbolizes good luck.
• Lion Dance is a traditional dance in which performers mimic the lion’s movement in lion costume. The dance is symbolic of the people’s prosperity and peace.
• Firecrackers ‘pao chuk’ is traditional fired for this special occasion. It is believed the noise is essential in scaring evil spirits.
Traditional New Year Food:
Traditionally, family members will get together for a big feast on New Year’s Eve. Large amount of food is prepared. It symbolizes abundance and wealth for the household. Food may have symbolic significance because of its appearance or the Chinese word of it sounds.
• Whole Steamed fish – to represent togetherness and abundance
• Whole Chicken – a symbol of prosperity
• (Fish and chicken must be presented with head and tail to symbolize completeness.
• Uncut noodle – a symbol of long life. It is bad luck to cut them.
• Mandarin orange – a symbol of wealth and good fortune.
• New Year Cake ‘Nian gao’ – is a steamed sweet glutinous rice pudding. It represents rich and sweet life in the coming year.