The Strand Yangon has been at the centre of Yangon’s social scene for over a century and the 2019 festive season promises to be the luxury heritage hotel’s most memorable yet. From a large Christmas tree made of champagne bottles in the lobby, and Moët & Hennessy champagne cocktails in The Sarkies Bar, to festive dining at The Strand Café and gastronomic dinners at The Strand Restaurant, The Strand Yangon yet again brings an elegant and modern touch to the traditional Christmas and New Year celebrations.
COUNTDOWN TO THE FESTIVE SEASON
Christmas arrives at The Strand Yangon on 2nd December 2019 in the shape of a sparkling and show-stopping 11-foot high champagne Christmas tree in the lobby created from 50 bottles of Moët & Hennessy’s signature champagne, Veuve Clicquot, topped with a magnum bottle, all in the brand’s iconic orange and green livery. The decadent and bubbly theme continues to The Sarkies Bar, where from 2nd December, four special Chandon cocktails will be on offer, as well as Moët & Chandon Champagne by the glass.
The four festive Chandon sparkling wine cocktails on the menu at The Sarkies Bar include French 75, a blend of gin, lemon juice, syrup and Chandon sparkling wine; Raspberry 57, mixing raspberries with a red berry puree, vodka and Chandon sparkling wine; and Strawberry Bowler, strawberries, cognac, syrup, white wine and Chandon sparkling wine. The final cocktail is the Moët Golden Glamour, a cocktail specially created for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in 2010 that combines vanilla rum, syrup, passion fruit puree with Chandon sparkling wine.
On 24th December, two festive dinner menus will be available at The Strand Café and The Strand Restaurant. Revellers will be able to celebrate Christmas Eve at The Strand Café with a special four-course menu, including a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne priced at USD 49 per person, plus tax and service. The menu includes a foie gras terrine with Mandalay rum and pear tartar served with mango chutney on a ginger and cinnamon biscuit; creamy pumpkin soup with mixed spice marinated pumpkin and herb butter roasted pumpkin; a main course of roasted rock lobster with smoked butter, pureed long bean, seasonal green vegetables and slow-cooked baby carrot served with saffron sauce; and a dessert of nougat ice-cream with pistachio, almonds, dried citrus fruits and Mandalay rum.
At the gourmet Strand Restaurant, Chef de Cuisine Xavier Fauvel has created a celebratory six-course gastronomic dinner menu including a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne priced at USD 98 per person, plus tax and service. The menu is inspired by French and international gastronomy and features a smoked rock lobster, cabbage with pan-roasted mandarin and passion fruit vinaigrette; followed by pan-fried duck foie gras with cinnamon berry infused beetroot carpaccio, beet leaves, roasted cashew nuts served with orange & leek chutney; roasted barramundi filet & creamy truffle polenta with an emulsion of porcini mushroom served with seasonal vegetables; almond crusted roast veal filet mignon served with red wine and fruit sauce, pickled daikon, pumpkin puree, and Myanmar herb salad. The menu concludes with a traditional Yule log cake with chocolate, orange and citron zest with Mandalay rum and Grand Marnier.
On Christmas Day, a festive brunch will be served at The Strand Café. The brunch will be a buffet style menu including dishes such as foie gras, homemade smoked salmon, salmon gravlax, oysterceviche, salt-crusted barramundi, roasted turkey, roasted leg of lamb with thyme, roast Australian beef, assorted vegetables and dessert favourites such as Christmas Yule log and fruit tart. The Strand Café’s Christmas Day brunch is priced at USD 49 per person, plus tax and service, and including a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
As 2020 approaches, The Strand Yangon will be transformed into a lavish party venue that The Great Gatsby himself would be proud of. From 7pm onwards on 31st December, there will be live music in the Sarkies Bar, while in the lobby, clips from nostalgic black and white festive films will be projected onto the walls, before a clock appears to count down the final hours, minutes and seconds to midnight. From 10pm onwards, sextet live band New Direction will play in the lobby and revellers will be invited to toast the arrival of the New Year with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Those heading to The Strand Café on 31st December will dine on a four-course celebratory dinner menu including a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne priced at USD 69 per person, plus tax and service. The menu includes an appetiser of duck foie gras with egg parfait, truffle toast, mashed long bean and porcini mushroom emulsion; followed by a smoked salmon velouté served with Myanmar herbs. Diners will move onto a main course of roasted lobster and veal with walnuts, organic potatoes and seasonal vegetables served with foie gras sauce; before finishing their meal with a Yangon Mandalay. A twist on the classic Paris-Brest, Yangon Mandalay is a French dessert with choux pastry and praline cream, served with Myanmar fruits.
Across the lobby at The Strand Restaurant, a six-course gastronomic dinner menu will be served priced at USD 129 per person including a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne on arrival, plus tax and service. The menu is a feast of flavours, beginning with a Hokkaido scallop carpaccio with orange and pomelo mustard and citrus vinaigrette; followed by duck and foie gras served in rôti pastille accompanied by a Myanmar herbs salad. The menu continues with crab ravioli with lobster bisque and Myanmar herbs, before a palate cleansing Veuve Clicquot champagne granité is served. The main course of this special menu is a pistachio crusted Australian lamb rack and seasonal vegetables, served with chocolate and tonka bean sauce. The finale is a raspberry tiramisu with rose water, chocolate, and Mandalay rum coffee sauce.
Throughout the festive celebrations, The Strand Yangon will be featuring a selection of luxury watches display from world-famous Frank MullerTM at the lobby with exclusive discounts for The Strand’s guests and Gold Key members, as well as surprise gifts from luxury brand BvlgariTM including special discounts on their fragrances and bath products, exceptionally for The Strand’s guests and Gold Key members.
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