CNY ’13: Park Palace, Grand Park City Hall
GOLDEN TREASURES OF PROSPERITY
The Park Hotel Group presents 15 days of Lunar New Year celebrations with reunions specials, much indulging, festive goodies as well as menu offerings that promise to enhance your luck and fortune for the coming year with their many symbolic and prosperous cuisines. With all three hotels of the Park Hotel Group- Grand Park City Hall, Grand Park Orchard and Park Hotel Clarke Quay, taking part in the celebrations of ushering into the year of the snake, it is triple the excitement, triple the extravagance and of course triple the luck for 2013.
Golden Shunde Yu Sheng
Available for lunch and dinner at $88++ each.
It is a shimmering gold new year at Grand Park City Hall as we toss to the coming year with this Golden Shunde Yu Sheng. Using fresh Yellowtail, a base of crispy fried vermicelli and a lovely homemade concoction of fragrant peanut oil and premium soy sauce for a change, I really enjoyed this variation with the crunch of the fried vermicelli and without that cloying sweetness of the usual sweet plum sauce which often masks the true freshness of the ingredients. And what more symbolic way to toss to a year of 金银满屋 and 满地黄金 than having the addition of some glittering gold flakes and gold dust that simply spell prosperity and wealth for the year ahead?
Imperial Suckling Pig
Available for dine-in and takeaway at $238++
This Park Palace’s signature Imperial Suckling Pig, which is roughly 5kg, is in fact first air-dried and roasted in Park Palace’s very own kitchen and due to the nature of preparation, this piglet has to be ordered at least one day in advance! This was actually my very first time eating a suckling pig, served whole like that on a platter. And while I did feel a little woeful seeing that piglet, with its tail and ears all intact, I could not deny that the chefs at Park Palace really did an amazing job at roasting and shaving the skin, which was so crackling crunchy with hardly a trace of fat on the underside! Truly a signature dish.
Imperial Suckling Pig Oven-baked with Lemongrass
The suckling pig is then taken back to the kitchen after the skin was served and the meat was put into the oven once more to be baked with lemongrass. The result? Succulent and tender meat that was packed with collagen. Simply delectable and sinfully addictive. Could not resist taking a few more pieces! Who says no to collagen anyway?
Golden Happiness Crispy Garoupa
And as the same describes it, this fried till golden brown garoupa fish is a must-have at the reunion dinner for gold, happiness and abundance throughout the coming year- 年年有余!
The servers will cut up the fish for you into easy serving portions before pouring a drizzle of their special homemade sweet sauce for added flavour.
Prosperity Flambé Pen Cai
Available for dine-in and takeaway
$268++ (for six persons)
$428++ (for ten persons)
This is the first year that Park Palace is serving this traditional Cantonese delicacy on their menu. And my do they do it in style! The chef heats up some Cognac in a hot pan on the side to create a sudden burst of flames before pouring it into your pot of Pen Cai! It is believed that flambéing the Pen Cai will infuse the ingredients with more aroma, flavour and bring out its true taste. This is definitely an exciting experience you will not want to miss!
The casserole pot (which you can take home if you order it as a takeaway) holds 18 luxuriant ingredients including Sliced Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Whole Conpoy, Prawn Balls, Roasted Duck, Roasted Pork Belly, Duck Web, Soya Chicken, Fatt Choy, Black Mushroom, Lotus Root, Broccoli, Radish, Beancurd Skin, Gingko Nut and Black Fungus with quality stock. Make it a family activity and have some fun at the reunion dinner to compete and see who can identify all 18 ingredients!
Auspicious Glutinous Rice with Foie Gras and Preserved Meat
Absolutely adored the presentation of these auspicious glutinous rice mounds! Every portion has been individualized and topped with foie gras (which I usually do not know how to appreciate) that was surprisingly and delightfully well marinated and prepared! I finished my foie gras for the first time and really enjoyed the combination of the sticky rice that had preserved meat packed inside as well!
Steamed Mini Pumpkin Dumplings with Green Bean Paste
Ending off our set were these cute pumpkin dumplings shaped like a pumpkin with natural pumpkin colouring as well! It was definitely evident that only skill and precision could have kneaded the dough so well and intricately with details of a stalk and leaf present. It did however taste a tad too healthy and a little more sweetness would have made this dessert quite perfect!
Thank you Jean of Grand Park City Hall for the invite!
Chinese New Year Set Menus
$78++ per person (a maximum of two persons)
$288++ per table (for four persons)
$438++ per table (for six persons)
$588++ per table (for eight persons)
$788++ to $2388++* per table (for ten persons)
Gninethree Readers’ Promotion
Complimentary bottle of house red wine per table of minimum 10 pax when you mention ‘Gninethree‘ as the promotion code when making reservations via email/phone.
Early Bird’s Special
Book now and dine-in from 21st Jan to 7th Feb to enjoy 20% off the Lunar New Year Set Menus or A’la Carte.
GRAND PARK CITY HALL
10 Coleman Street Singapore 179809
Park Palace, Level 2
Tel: (65) 6432 5888