Sumptuous festivities this Chinese New Year at hotel cafe

Spoilt for choice: Festive buffet dishes include (clockwise from top) Double-Boiled Fish Maw Soup, Leng Chee Kang, Deep-Fried Sesame Chicken with Peanut Chilli Sauce, Deep-Fried Fish in Black Bean Sauce, Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang, Wok-Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolks, and Chinese Cabbage with Dried Oyster and Sea Fungus (middle).

REVEL in auspicious celebrations filled with delicious food, great company and an abundance of joy as you usher in the Year of the Goat at Cititel Penang.

With sumptuous buffets lined up at its Main Street Cafe, the hotel in George Town makes a great venue for festive gatherings and merrymaking.

The Reunion Yee Sang Buffet Dinner, served from 7pm to 10pm on the Eve of Chinese New Year, is an excellent alternative to dining at home.

Affordably priced at just RM88++ per adult and RM45++ per child, it includes a serving of Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang for every table.

Apart from that, diners have their pick of a vast spread that includes fresh oysters, mussels, scallops and prawns on ice, along with salmon, butterfish and tuna sashimi.

Toss your own greens or help yourselves to assorted cold cuts, appetisers, and piping hot bowls of Mock Shark’s Fin Soup with Crabmeat.

Toss your way to success: The festive buffets include a serving of Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang for every table.
Toss your way to success: The festive buffets include a serving of Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang for every table.

On the first to seventh day of Chinese New Year (Feb 19 to Feb 25), savour the Gong Xi Fa Cai Yee Sang Buffet Lunch from noon to 3pm, and Prosperity Yee Sang Buffet Dinner from 7pm to 10pm daily.

There is also Salmon Yee Sang for every table to go with the cosmopolitan buffet spread whose menu rotates daily.

Among the starters that diners might find, are Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup, Seafood on Ice, Sushi rolls, Gyoza and Gado-Gado.

For mains, options range from Beef Mignon with Black Pepper Sauce to Seafood Thermidor, Steamed Fish Teochew Style and Deep-Fried Sesame Chicken with Peanut Chilli Sauce.

The lunch buffet is priced at RM55++ for adults, RM28++ for children and RM43++ for senior citizens while the dinner option goes at RM65++, RM33++ and RM43++ for adults, kids and seniors respectively.

On the fourth day of Chinese New Year, there will also be a lion dance performance at the hotel lobby at 11am.

One can also host Chinese banquets with menus ranging from RM788++ onwards per table of 10, throughout the festive season.

Lovebirds might want to make early reservations for the Seafood Valentine’s Buffet Dinner on Feb 14, priced at RM88++ per adult.

Alternatively, there is a Valentine’s Special at the Citi Lounge, with a buffet featuring oysters and seafood, priced at RM100++ per person. Both are available from 7pm onwards.

Among the other ongoing promotions at the hotel are Afternoon Tea from 3pm to 6pm daily and themed buffet dinners every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 10pm.

For reservations, call the cafe at 04-2911128 or the lounge at 04-2911130.

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