Hong Kong’s trendy hot pot specialist presents Chinese New Year delights and spectacular harbor view with fireworks at The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay
Hong Kong — Hip and trendy hotpot specialist, The Drunken Pot, invites foodies to celebrate Lunar New Year in style with auspicious themed creations and a front row seat to the harbourfront fireworks. From 21 January to 10 February 2019, this epicurean destination will introduce innovative hot pot set menus as well as new a la carte specialties highlighting seasonal flavors to add a touch of warmth this winter.
On 6 February, diners are treated to Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Firework Display at The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay, which boasts stunning views of the fragrant harbour of Hong Kong – a joyous way to welcome the Lunar New Year, gather friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy soul-warming and comforting hotspot in style.
The culinary team at the Drunken Pot presents Year of the Pig Hot Pot Banquet Set (HK$468 per head, for 4 pax or above) to welcome the auspicious Lunar New Year. Diners are invited to savor Chinese classic and favorite with a twist in Chinese New Year Buddha Jumps over the Wall Broth, made with fresh chicken and luxurious ingredients such as dried mushrooms, abalone, dried scallops, sea cucumber, vegetarian shark’s fin, and fish maw. Slow-cooked for more than ten hours, this broth is truly one of a kind and made with love. Decorated with delicate edible flowers, and cuttlefish-paste presented in a fish shape add beauty and taste; this stunning presentation serves as a symbol of prosperity and surplus in Chinese culture.
Hot pot ingredients created exclusively for Chinese New Year complement The Drunken Pot’s signature broth. Highlights include Foie Gras Minced Pork Balls ($108 / 4 pcs), made with Mangalica minced pork from Hungary and foie gras from Italy; and Caviar Pork Balls ($88 / 3 pcs) made with Mangalica Pork stuffed with caviar, shaped like flower to represent blooming wealth and good fortune. Instagrammable and too-cute-to-eat Piglet Shaped Dumplings ($88 / 3 pcs) made with sweet corn and pork are crowd pleasers for adults and children alike. Fish-shaped Cuttlefish Paste ($68 / 2 pcs) made with cuttlefish paste mixed with taro paste shaped into a pair of fish not only adds a delectable flavor to fish dishes but also serve as a symbol of prosperity and surplus in the upcoming year.
This Year of the Pig Hot Pot Banquet Set also includes other signature items, such as Hanging Premium Sliced Angus Beef Short Ribs, Seafood Platter, Taiwan Duck Maroon Jelly, Sliced Squid Ink Sausages, Deep-Fried Homemade Bean Curd and Seaweed Rolls, Salted Egg Yolk Fish Crackling, Freshly Made Egg Noodles, Vegetable Platter, All-in Fortune Bags, Sautéed Diced Beef with Wasabi Sauce and Canada Sea Urchin Sashimi Cap.
Diners who wish to welcome the lunar new year in the comforts of their home may order The Drunken Pot’s Year of the Pig Hot Pot Set (HK$438 per head, for 4 to 6 persons), to enjoy at home with the brand’s new door-to-door delivery service (www.tdpdelivery.com). Featuring the forth-mentioned Chinese New Year Buddha Jumping over the Wall Broth and other new a la carte items, twelve other premium accompaniments are also included. Highlights include Salted Egg Yolk Fish Cracklings, Hanging Premium Sliced Angus Beef Short Ribs, Sliced Kurobuta Pork, Deep-Fried Homemade Bean Curd and Seaweed Rolls, Black Truffle, and Shrimp & Crabmeat Dumplings.
Other extraordinary hotspots can also be delivered straight to the doorstep. A convenient way to receive restaurant quality food to warm the soul as loved ones and friends bundle up in one’s home, the delivered sets promise the same high quality flavored broths and ingredients. Choose from a variety of signature hotpot favorites in addition to the Year of the Pig Hot Pot Set, including its signature beef and seafood sets to entice guests and welcome the Lunar New Year.
From 20 January to 19 February 2019, diners can enjoy 10% off for orders amount over HK$3,000; or 15% off for orders over HK$4,000.
True to its ‘new age’ culture, The Drunken Pot delivers hot pot sets in recyclable ‘picnic box’ packaging, complete with utensils, reusable tablecloth and glasses, wet tissues and free rental of the pot and gas cooker (with refundable deposit). Complimentary condiments also include chopped green onion, dry onion, coriander, chopped peanut, chili and more; along with complimentary signature sauces including homemade soy sauce, homemade satay sauce, and homemade XO sauce.
The Drunken Pot’s Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay locations are closed in observance of the first day of the Lunar New Year, re-opening on the second day for business as usual from 12 noon to 3pm for lunch, and 6pm until late for dinner.
Since launching in 2015, The Drunken Pot has become a social media phenomenon for its winning concept of ‘new age’ hotpots at The Drunken Pot Tsim Sha Tsui, themed after a rustic fishing market at 2/F, No.8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, and The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay, with breath-taking views over Victoria Harbour at 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.
Both restaurants have reinvented the hotpot tradition, bursting with energy and contemporary style against the backdrop of trendy ‘street art’ and chill-out music with spicy urban grooves.
For reservations, please call:
The Drunken Pot at 8 Observatory Road : (852) 2321-9038;
The Drunken Pot at V Point : (852) 2323-7098.