If you’re staying in Guangzhou for Spring Festival (possibly out of fear of the new coronavirus that’s spreading across the country), or visiting Guangzhou during this special holiday, here are our picks for the best Chinese New Year feasts to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rat.
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Dine at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou’s banquet hall on this special occasion and be treated to an array of fun activities and amazing edibles. The luxury hotel is preparing a Cantonese-themed dinner featuring a suckling pig platter, roasted chicken, lobster braised with cheese and various other festive eats. The dinner will be accompanied by a traditional lion dance, Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting and photo shoots in Peking Opera costumes, among other activities. There will also be a lucky draw, with prizes including hotel stays at different Four Seasons establishments across China.
Jan 24, 6pm; RMB6,688 net per table of eight-10 guests. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou.
Image via Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe
Poon choi (until February 8), nian gao gift boxes (until January 23) and festive dinners (until February 29) await hungry diners at Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe.
Various times and prices. Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe.
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Dine at Guangzhou’s sole two Michelin-starred restaurant this CNY, where three different dinner sets – salmon, brown-marbled grouper as well as abalone and sea cucumber – will be prepared for you to choose from. Additionally, you can pick up a Chinese festive snack gift box at the The Mandarin Cake Shop.
Jan 24-Feb 8; RMB8,888 plus 15% per table of 10. Jiang by Chef Fei.
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Dine with the family at the LN Garden Hotel and choose from two holiday feasts, both featuring Guangdong’s most iconic eats during Spring Festival.
Jan 24 & 31; RMB3,888 plus 10% per table of six-eight people, RMB5,188 plus 10% per table of 10-12. LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou.
Image via LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou
The boutique hotel is offering two Spring Festival set menus for parties of four to six guests (RMB2,988) or eight to 10 people (RMB5,388).
Jan 24-31. LN Hotel Five, Guangzhou.
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Ming Court at Langham Place, Guangzhou will cater to your every whim with a sumptuous dinner this holiday. Highlights from the menu include a suckling pig platter, braised pork tongue and pork trotter with white radish, salmon sashimi with assorted condiments, shredded fish maw and bird’s nest in supreme soup, among others.
Jan 17-Feb 8; RMB688 for two people, from RMB1,288 for a table of four or more people. Ming Court.
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Two festive edibles for this grand occasion are on offer at The Penthouse: Suckling pig prepared in various cooking styles and poon choi comprised of sea cucumber, goose, mushrooms, beef balls, abalone and more. Advanced reservation is required.
Suckling pig available from Jan 25-Feb 8, RMB2,198; poon choi available from Jan 18-Feb 8, RMB1,498 dine in, RMB1,368 takeaway. The Penthouse.
Image via Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel
For folks spending the Spring Festival in Nansha, head to Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel for a Chinese New Year’s Eve feast at Yue Chinese Restaurant, classic poon choi and holiday hampers with all sorts of goodies.
Jan 24, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; RMB1,688 per table. Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel.
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Enjoy a sumptuous dinner with Michelin-honored dishes coupled with a panoramic river view at The Westin Pazhou.
Jan 24; RMB2,699 per table of six, RMB3,699 per table of 10 and RMB5,899 per table of 10, including a gift hamper. The Westin Pazhou.
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At Yue Jing Xuan in Park Hyatt Guangzhou, savor abalone from Dalian, aromatic ginger chicken, Boston lobster and other festive goodies.
Jan 24, 5.30-7.30pm, 8-10pm; RMB1,500 for four people, RMB2,000 private room dining for eight people. Yue Jing Xuan.
Click here to see what Guangzhou restaurants will be open (and closed) during the CNY holiday.
[Cover image via Park Hyatt Guanghzou]