Thursday 11 November 2010

Festive Feast at EAST

In line with the founding philosophy of "simple things, done well" Feast will embrace the Christmas and New Year spirit with a range of festive specialties from all over the world.

Chef Taki has created a dinner buffet from 22 - 27 December and a three-course Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunch and dinner set menu with free flowing mulled wine and a glass of champagne on 25 and 26 December, both priced at HK$ 550 plus 10% service charge.

The Christmas buffet features international delicacies including a fresh 'seafood market' filled with fresh shucked oysters, mussels, banana prawns, blue swimmer crabs and clams in wine.

The buffet extravaganza continues with a selection of antipasto favourites such as eggplant roll filled with mozzarella and roasted garlic aioli, Roulade chicken with herb mayonnaise, mini beef wellington with prune jam and grilled sardines with vegetable salsa followed with a selection of smoked, cured and aged meats and an aged 22-month parmesan wheel.

As a seasonal highlight, festive desserts include Christmas stohlen, assorted Christmas cookies and cupcakes, traditional chocolate log cake, cinnamon cream brulee and a ginger bread house display.

The Christmas set menu features antipasto starters followed by main course choices of traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, slow roast maple glazed duck breast, king prawn cannelloni or vanilla braised beef cheek plus desserts from the buffet.

Santa will make a surprise appearance to entertain the children who will also be entitled to a 25% discount.

For those who wish to enjoy the taste of Feast at home, a Christmas hamper will be available at HK$ 1,388 plus 10% service charge, comprising a 5 - 6 kg roast turkey, homemade giblet gravy (500ml), homemade cranberry sauce (500ml), and Billecart Salmon champagne.

On 31 December a New Year's Eve set dinner and dinner buffet will be served, both priced at HK$ 788 plus 10% service charge. The New Year's Eve buffet brings an even more extravagant 'seafood market' with lobster and a live cooking station for pasta marinara followed by a series of antipasto, specialty cold meats and an incredible array of 20 deserts to indulge in before the New Year's resolutions kick in.

The New Year's Eve set dinner is served with antipasto and desserts from the buffet, and includes main course choices of 'Tomahawk' steak, French lemon sole, grilled wild king prawn and Australian pork chop.

For reservations, please email, or call Feast on (852) 3968 3777.

About EAST
A new lifestyle business hotel by Swire Hotels in Hong Kong, EAST offers 339 rooms and 6 suites with harbour or urban views and state-of-the-art communications technology: 37-inch, high definition LCD TVs with numerous satellite and cable channels, the latest iHome / iPod-touch® technology, simple connectivity for laptops and complimentary broadband / WiFi Internet throughout EAST for savvy business travellers.

EAST also features a 24-hour gym Beast (Body by EAST) and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

On the 1st floor, the causal all-day dining restaurant Feast (Food by EAST) serves international cuisine and authentic specialties of Asia, Feast's philosophy is "simple things, done well". Accessed by a distinctive bird's nest-style staircase, it has a takeaway menu including breakfast to go.

On the 32nd floor, rooftop lounge bar Sugar (Bar.Deck.Lounge) provides an extensive al fresco terrace with views across the harbour. Sugar is a place to unwind, chill out on the outside deck, and offers signature and classic cocktails, tapas and nightly DJs. The venue is also available for private bookings during the day for private functions, meetings, team-building, launch events and parties.

The hotel is conveniently adjacent to Tai Koo MTR station and just a short drive from Central, Hong Kong.

About Swire Hotels
Swire Hotels has been created to manage intriguing urban hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom, providing a characterful experience for travellers who seek individuality, style and personalised service.

The Opposite House, Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, above Pacific Place, Hong Kong, in October 2009.

Swire Hotels opened a 345-room lifestyle business hotel called EAST, Hong Kong in Hong Kong's Island East, on 25 January 2010. EAST, Beijing with 369 rooms, located within INDIGO in Jiangtai, will open in 2012.

Swire Hotels is creating a new collection of locally inspired and stylish hotels in the heart of great English towns and cities called Chapter Hotels. The first hotel in the collection, the Montpellier Chapter, will be launched in Q4 2010 in Cheltenham.

About Swire Island East
Swire Island East is one of Hong Kong's best planned and most efficiently serviced business districts, comprising the retail and office centres of Cityplaza and TaiKoo Place. All of this area is managed by Swire Properties. Following the completion of One Island East, the portfolio now offers approximately 9.76 million sq ft of prime retail and office space for local and multinational corporations. A wide range of cosmopolitan business and leisure amenities are situated within the area, including the approximately 1.11 million sq ft Cityplaza shopping centre, Butterfield's private members club, lifestyle business hotel EAST, multi-purpose venue ArtisTree, over 60 restaurants and caf├ęs with parking for over 6,000 cars.

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