Celebrate Chinese New Year in true Oriental Style at MEKONG

31st January 2014 till 6th February 2014 at Mekong
31st January 2014 at Li Bai

Online PR News – 01-February-2014 – Mumbai,Maharastra – Celebrate Chinese New Year in true Oriental Style at MEKONG, the award winning Asian restaurant, and LI BAI, the highest social lounge in the city.

31st January 2014 till 6th February 2014 at Mekong
31st January 2014 at Li Bai

Bring in the Year of the Horse in style at Mekong, the award-winning Oriental restaurant, and Li Bai, the highest social lounge & bar in the city at The Penthouse, Level 37, Palladium Hotel. With a spectacular 360° panoramic view of the cityscape and a luxury experience par excellence there is a special menu brimming with traditional delicacies, stylish décor, good luck giveaways and exotic Chinese cocktails. The celebrations kick start from dinner on January 31st to lunch and dinner till the February 6th at Mekong.

While both Li Bai and Mekong have taken the luxury fine dining experience in Mumbai to the next level of sophistication and grandeur, the Chinese New Year menu created by Chef Leong is a masterful blend of home style cooking with traditional ingredients with the finesse of presentation and luxurious pairings that make each dish a celebration of subtle flavor, textures and color.

While Mekong is reminiscent of evocative memories and moods down the Mekong River - floating twigs, passing scenes and emerald hues, Chef Leong’s Chinese New Year menu is evocative of his memories of a traditional meal cooked for special occasions, featuring Steamed Chicken Dumpling with Abalone topped with Tobiko, Carrot and Purple Cabbage; Braised Claypot Duck with Sichuan spices in Black Bean Sauce; Stewed Fungus Mushroom, Bamboo Shoot and Water Chestnut in Mushroom Oyster Sauce and Steamed Morels stuffed with Shrimp Paste with Egg and Wine Sauce. The journey ends on sweet note with desserts like Kumquat flavored Chocolate Mousse and Mango Pulp with Sago and Pomelo.

Chef Leong has included many an ingredient that are traditionally associated with good luck and prosperity: Abalone for Good Fortune, Fungus for Long Life, Tofu for Happiness, Duck for Fertility and Kumquat for Gold! An interesting side to your Chinese New Year meal!

Enjoy the a truly unique meal that is aromatic, flavorsome with a strong ethnic character, while you savor the four flavors that are the main tenants of the regions cooking style at Mekong - Salty, Sour, Sweet and Hot in an amalgamation with specially flown in herbs, spices and ingredients associated with Chinese New Year specialties.
The cocktail menu at Li Bai and Mekong is culled from the bartender’s travels across the Orient. The favorites for the evening include Beijing Beauty (vodka, passion fruit, strawberry, lime and simple syrup), Dragon's Tail, Yin Yang, Luck-T-ini (martini with a twist to bring you luck and prosperity in the New Year) and Shandong Mary (Asian twist to the classic Bloody Mary).

While the ingredients used are seasonal and fresh, the food is created with an ingenious flair retaining the original style and recipe. These gourmand creations and cocktails are augmented by a comprehensive wine list and a well stocked bar and of course the breathtaking expanse of space and a stunning view from the 37th floor as well as the Chinese New Year inspired decor with lanterns, origami horse heads instillations.

Post a fine meal at Mekong, make your way to Li Bai on the 31st to continue the Chinese New Year celebrations with revelry at Li Bai’s Funk Shui Friday nights with DJ Jay Weather! It’s all happening this Chinese New Year at Palladium Hotel.

Address: Level 37, Palladium Hotel, Mumbai
For reservations +91 (22) 6162 8422
Timings | Mekong | Lunch: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm | Dinner: 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Timings | Li Bai | 12.00 pm – 1.30 am