Prosperity, luck and happiness abound at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria as the two hotels managed by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) usher in the Year of the Earth Pig with a fittingly indulgent array of dining delights at Xin Tian Di and festive décor at the hotel lobby.

At the Crowne Plaza lobby, a prosperity tree with red and gold angpao envelopes and Chinese lanterns attract positive energy into the property, while a red and gold bridge invite guests to pass, to signify crossing over to the new Lunar Year’s bountiful beginnings.

Lunar New Year Gifts

On the fourth level is Xin Tian Di, the venue’s premium Oriental dining destination with a festive display of Koi Fish Nian Gao elegantly encased boxes of red and gold, available for takeaway as gifts to friends and family. Each box contains two Koi Fish Nian Gao and is priced at Php1,188++ available until February 15.

The restaurant’s Yu Sheng salad, a staple during Chinese New Year celebrations, can also be brought home or shared at gatherings as guests toss to wealth, health, and prosperity. Ordered two days in advance, the Yu Sheng is offered with a choice among mixed seasonal fruits (Php728++), salmon fillet (Php988++), or sliced abalone (Php1,288++) available until February 15.

Adorable Pink Piggy Buns filled with luscious lotus cream and egg yolk are also available to share with loved ones in the Year of the Earth Pig for Php288++ until February 15.

Chinese New Year Feast

Xin Tian Di highlights a decadent feast until the day of the Chinese New Year, February 5, comprising a choice of set and a la carte menus. Each set menu includes a box of the Koi Fish Nian Gao, a choice of Eight Treasure Fish Maw with Shredded Sea Abalone Soup or the Double Boiled Conch Meat, Chicken with Conpoy Soup; a choice of rice or noodles with the Braised E-fu Noodle with Crab Meat and Assorted Seafood with Egg White or Fried Organic Rice with Veal and Asparagus in XO Sauce; and Taro Pearl with Coconut Cream and Pan-fried Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake for dessert.

The “Wealthy Menu” starts off with a choice of either the Great Glory Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salmon Salad with Jellyfish) or a Colds Cut Combination (Chinese or Japanese Style) followed by main dishes Deep Fried Stuffed US Scallop with Wasabi Salad Dressing, Steamed Codfish Fillet with Black Bean Sauce; and Roasted Duck in Plum Sauce. The menu is offered at Php12,888++ for four persons.

For groups of six, the “Happiness Menu” begins with Fortune Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salmon Fillet Salad) or a Colds Cut Combination (Chinese or Japanese Style); main dishes Hot Prawn Salad, one-half Roasted Peking Duck served 2-way (with Chinese pancake), Steamed Halibut Fillet in Golden Garlic Sauce; Braised Brocolli with Wild Mushroom Bean Curd Roll in Abalone Sauce; and Wok-fried Minced Duck in Lettuce Cup. The menu is offered at Php16,888++ for six persons.

The “Prosperity Menu” also starts with the Great Glory Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salmon Salad with Jellyfish) or the Divine Combination Platter; Roasted Peking Duck served 2-way with Chinese pancake and condiments; Deep-fried Crispy Taro Shrimp with Honey Plum Sauce and Scallop with Chun Sauce; Stewed Home-style Pork Knuckle with Mushroom and Deep-fried Homemade Bean Curd “Patatim Style”; Steamed Codfish Fillet in Crushed Soya Bean; and Wok-fried Minced Duck in Lettuce Cup. The set menu is offered at Php22,888++ for eight persons.

The “Fortune Menu” begins with Fortune Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salmon Fillet Salad) or a Colds Cut Combination (Chinese or Japanese Style); main dishes Hot Prawn Salad; Roasted Peking Duck served 2-way (with Chinese pancake); Stir-fried Tiger Prawn with Butter and Garlic Sauce; Stewed Home-style Pork Knuckle “Patatim Style”; Steamed Live Garoupa with Superior Soya Sauce; and Wok-fried Minced Duck in Lettuce Cup. Ideal for ten persons, the set menu is offered at Php26,888++.

The “Great Glory Menu” also suits groups of ten and starts with the Great Glory Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salmon Salad with Jellyfish) or Divine Combination Platter; Deep-fried Crispy Taro Shrimp with Honey Plum Sauce and Scallop with Wasabi Sauce; Roasted Peking Duck served 2-way with Chinese pancake and condiments; Steamed Live Codfish Fillet with Deep-fried Home-made Bean Curd in Crushed Soya Bean; Stewed Home-style Pork Knuckle with Black Mushroom and Sea Moss “Patatim Style”; and Wok-fried Minced Duck in Lettuce Cup. The ‘Great Glory Menu” is at Php29,888++.

Lion and Dragon Dance

Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria herald the Lunar New Year with a Lion and Dragon Dance on February 4, starting at 7 pm. At the Crowne Plaza lobby, an eye-dotting ceremony followed by the exchanging of gifts signify the two hotels’ kick-off to the auspicious celebration. The Lion and Dragon dance ceremony will go around the properties’ common spaces, restaurants, ballrooms and offices to bring good luck and ward off negative energy.

For orders and inquiries, guests can call Xin Tian Di restaurant via 633-7222 local 7296/7298 or visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/XinTianDiRestaurant.  

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