by Amy Chan
February 2018 ushers two significant events – Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. To celebrate the occasions, Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites will host the ‘Double Happiness: Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day Promotion Year 2018’. The auspicious event will be held at Palong Coffee House, Zui Xin Lao Seafood Restaurant, Shinjuku Japanese Cuisine and Moon River Bar & Grill.
Palong Coffee House will serve a Chinese New Year Eve buffet from February 15 to 17. The dinner is on February 15 while a buffet high tea and a buffet dinner are planned for February 16 and 17.
Lucky draw, games and a best-dress competition are on the cards.
However, Palong Coffee House’s Valentine’s Day Promotion is only available for one day – February 14. It will be a romantic 4-course Western-style meal with an appetiser, two varieties of soup, three choices of main course and two choices of dessert. The promotion is valued at RM220 per couple. A special price of RM180 per couple will be offered for early birds. The offer ends on February 10. It comes with complimentary flowers, gifts, and fresh juice.
Call 05 245 8817 (Palong Coffee House) for enquiries and reservations.
For those who prefer a more traditional method of welcoming the New Year, opt for Zui Xin Lou Seafood Restaurant which is introducing three different sets of 9-course meals priced between RM799 and RM1188 which caters for 10 people per set. A complimentary bottle of red wine will accompany each set.
Valentine’s Day does not get any more exclusive than a sumptuous 7-course meal at RM168 per couple. The special menu includes Braised Shark Fin Soup, Lamb, Dory Fish, Vegetables, Prawn, Pomelo Tea, and dessert. This promotion is available for four days from February 10 to 14. For details call Zui Xin Lao Seafood Restaurant at 05 245 8818.
Shinjuku Japanese Cuisine will not be undermined, as it will present a plethora of limited-edition culinary favourites. Guests can either choose the Salmon Yee Sang or the Salmon & Abalone Yee Sang. A special menu will be offered between February 10 and March 4. The pièce de résistance is the Hokkaido King Crab from Russia prepared in three different cooking styles. The Premium Matsusaka Beef, another recommended item, is specifically prepared for this promotion.
The Shinjuku Valentine’s Set Menu will feature premium dishes starting with an appetiser, the main course, a hotpot (nabemono), and a dessert. Two glasses of red wine come free with this package. It is available from February 1 to 14. For enquiries call 05 245 8838.
In conjunction with the CNY celebrations, alcoholic drinks at the Moon River Bar & Grill are offered at a discounted rate from January 30 to March 30.
The Moon River Bar & Grill will also offer a Valentine’s set beginning February 1 to 14 at RM240 per couple. The 3-course meal will include an appetiser, a main course, and dessert. To enquire, call 05 245 8815.
The two annual celebrations are definitely suitable for the palates of the young and the not so young.