Festive Indulgence

 As we enter a new decade, the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac also begins anew. What better place to celebrate the Year of the Golden Rat than The Ritz-Carlton, Macau? The luxurious restaurants have created an array of festive gourmet delicacies for guests to enjoy with their loved ones.

Guests can head to The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge for another choice of a Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea Set with the breathtaking views from the 51st floor. Revel in a selection of tea-time delights including a Walnut Polenta topped with Forest Pate and Port Wine Jelly and other treats that are perfectly paired with two special mocktails which inspired by Chinese festive – the ‘Hongbao’, representing the lucky Red Pocket of the Chinese New Year tradition and the ‘Huangdi’, meaning Emperor.

Guests can take in more prosperity with the festive cocktails with Chinese twist on offer, expertly crafted by The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge. Fortune will shine down on guests who sip on the ‘Hong Yun Dang Tou’, a new signature drink made with green and black tea infused gin based balanced with home-made cranberry syrup, Kyoho grape liquor and traditional Chinese Pu Er tea bitters. The ‘Xiang Ning’ is a tall drink of Moutai inspired by Yang Guifei from the Tang Dynasty, one of the Four Beauties of Ancient China, and flavored with homemade blueberry syrup and fresh lemon juice. Another festive cocktail that’s sure to go down in history is the ‘Chen Yu Luo Yan’, a soft rice wine-based cocktail mixed with home-made osmanthus syrup and jasmine tea infused gin inspired by Xi Shi, another great beauty of ancient China. Finally, the powerful ‘18 Wan’ adopts plum-infused Chinese yellow wine as the base and mixed with the sweet sherry wine, whisky bourbon, as well as the refreshing orange sherbet. The marvelous cocktail options come with specially crafted canapés to delight everyone’s palate with the east-meet-west elements.