Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is bringing the best of China to Oman to mark Chinese New Year, with an elegant menu available at its signature restaurant, China Mood, from January 30 to February 1.
Throughout the year, chef de cuisine, China Mood, Chef Sam and his team take guests on a guided tour of China from its salty Northern coast to its sour Southern provinces in celebration of the New Year. With the use of authentic ingredients, his traditional five-course feast features dishes from across the country, each especially selected to honour the diversity of Chinese culture. The set menu features lobster dumplings and beef xiaolong bao, duck wanton soup, truffle scented Szechuan style sea bass, wok fried wagyu beef and lotus leaves stuffed with chicken and scallop fried rice. Ending it with a sweet choice of star anise spiced orange chocolate mousse and five-spice chocolate orange peanut sponge.
Diners will have the choice to sit under giant red lanterns hanging from the ceiling indoors and outdoor patio area as they enjoy different Chinese flavours. Topping off the evening, visitors will be given a front row seat to watch a mesmerising theatrical performance by the tea sommelier who pours cup after cup of fragrant green oolong tea from a golden kettle with a meter-long sword-like spout without spilling a drop.