The ultimate relaxing retreat offers gastronomic delights and rejuvenating spa treatments
By Asian Fusion Editorial Team
Spend the holiday season with loved ones at the award-winning Banyan Tree Macau this Christmas and New Year. Presenting a gastronomic journey, guests can indulge in premium seafood and grill at Belon, authentic Thai fare at Saffron, or a heart-warming hotpot at the Cabana by the poolside. Tying the stay together is the soothing Christmas Bliss spa treatment, designed to feed the mind, body and soul.
Gastronomic voyage of delights at Belon
With its dramatic ocean-blue staircase and a dining room steeped in grandeur, Belon curates a gastronomic voyage befitting festive gatherings. Belon’s reputation for premium seafood and grill, is the inspiration for an exquisite five-course Christmas and New Year Dinner Set Menu. The evening begins with White Pearl Oyster with a tangy mango nam jim sauce, followed by Yuzu Marinated Ceviche of Scallop & Tuna served with a refreshing fennel salad. For the entrée, guests can choose between the Fillet of Cod with a velvety chive butter sauce, or the Roasted Fillet Mignon served with mushroom polenta. Dessert features a Red Wine Poached Pear coated in dark chocolate topped with gingerbread gelato.
Belon will ring in the new year with the five-course New Year Set Menu. The menu starts with an amuse bouche of Foie Gras Rillettes and Port Wine Caviar, followed by the aromatic Anise Marinated Tasmanian Salmon. Guests can choose between two entrées, the Seared Hake Fish Fillet served with a salad of golden beets, or the Oven Roasted Colorado Salted Grass Lamb Loin topped with a smoky eggplant puree, before wrapping up with the decadent Grand Cru Chocolate Tart. To further enhance the culinary journey, a wine pairing is available.
The Winter White Truffle Degustation Menu will be available at Belon until end of December. Alba white truffle will be featured in each dish that comprises the tantalising four-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as Risotto topped with 24 month aged parmigiano-reggiano and Wagyu Beef Tenderloin in a Zinfandel red wine reduction.
Spice up the season with authentic Thai fare at Saffron
For an exotic twist to the season, guests can embark on a culinary adventure of Thailand’s most cherished dishes with gourmet Thai cuisine in a contemporary and elegant setting. The Dinner Buffet is the perfect way to share the convivial warmth of the season with friends and family, and is available for Christmas feasts, and for New Year. The buffet features an array of sections such as seafood, Thai salad bar, live cooking station, carving station and more, with a selection of favourites including Panang Moo, Panang style pork curry, Tordmon Pla, crispy fish cakes, and Thai style Roasted Turkey marinated in a mix of fragrant spices. An assortment of desserts and fresh fruit makes for a perfect end to the meal.
Turn up the heat with a hot pot feast at Cabana during winter
Featuring cushioned lounges and marble-top tables, the Cabanas by the poolside are the perfect escape for an alternative Christmas. The Christmas and New Year’s Eve Hot Pot Menus are available for the whole winter. Specialty soup bases to choose from include the Fish Maw Chicken Broth and spicy Tom Yum Soup, which are complimented by a variety of ingredients for diners to complete the hot pot, including seafood, meats and vegetables. The menu also features delectable dishes such as Cheese Baked Boston Lobster with Spaghetti, and an enticing Christmas and New Year Cake.
Christmas & New year Bliss spa journey
End 2019 on a relaxing and rejuvenating note with the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Macau’s festive spa treatment, Christmas and New Year Bliss. The soothing 150-minute long treatment includes a 30-minute chocolate truffle body scrub, a 90-minute hot stone massage and a fragrant rose petal bath to leave the body glowing and mind renewed for the new year. Banyan Tree Spa Macau takes part in the tradition of gift giving by sharing with each guest, a Banyan Tree Gallery Aroma Gift Set of four travel-size roll-on perfumes during the holiday promotion period.
The resort is a luxurious retreat whether guests are looking for a romantic getaway or a weekend with the family. From Christmas feasts to relaxing spa treatments, embrace the holidays at Banyan Tree Macau. For more information about Banyan Tree Macau, please visit https://www.banyantree.com/en/china/macau for details.
About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit. Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers amazing destination playgrounds across the world. Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended stay sector, offering stylish, cutting edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers incredible choice for families, friends and couples. Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customised stay.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 41 hotels and resorts, 62 spas, 77 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses in 25 countries.