From the moment they step into the lobby of The Strand Yangon this festive season, visitors will be bathed in the glow of warm and understated luxury. Be it Christmas cheer with cocktails in the Sarkies Bar, a festive family gathering over a meal at The Strand Café, a gastronomic extravaganza at The Strand Restaurant, or a sparkling celebration to count down the hours to the New Year, The Strand Yangon has something for everyone this Christmas.
From 1 December 2018, the historic lobby of The Strand Yangon will be bedecked in light, as the elegant space is home to a 15 foot Christmas tree made up of 15,000 white and gold feathers that will glitter and dance in the light from the room’s chandeliers. Adding to the festive atmosphere will be a Grand Piano, which a pianist will play as a welcome backdrop to a series of special dinners planned at The Strand Café and The Strand Restaurant over the festive season.
At The Strand Café, the creative culinary team have devised special Festive a la carte dinner menu that will be available every evening from 20-31 December 2018, alongside the Café’s regular a la carte menu. Additionally, a celebratory four-course set menu will be served on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both priced at USD 58 per person, with a 50% discount for children less than 12 years. Delights from this menu include a Foie Gras Terrine Napoleon with Duck Confit, Apple Chutney Jelly & Brioche Toast; Saffron Mussel Velouté with Fried Leek, Poached Oyster and Rouille; followed by a main course of Marinated Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Red Cabbage Compote & Roasted Cinnamon Apple, Fresh Thyme sauce. The menu is rounded off with a Christmas Stollen Temptation with Pear Compote & Rum Raison Ice Cream. The four-course menu is available for dinner on Christmas Eve and for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.
In Yangon’s famed gourmet destination, The Strand Restaurant, Executive Chef Patrick Périé will present his twist on traditional festive fare with two very special dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 2018. On the evening of 24th December, The Strand Restaurant will open for a special Christmas Eve dinner priced at USD 99 per person. Diners can peruse the six-course menu while savouring a welcome glass of chilled champagne, before tasting special dishes such as Slow Cooked Poached Egg with Wild Mushrooms, Black Truffle & Sauterne Sabayon Emulsion on a Crispy Shitake Cracker; Goat Cheese Roasted Pine Seed & Black Ink Ravioli with Scallop Mousse Quenelle & Shellfish & Tarragon Bouillon; and a Rhubarb Pavlova with Pineapple Vodka Mousse.
From 21st December, festive cheer and Christmas sparkle will be brought to The Sarkies Bar in the form of five new seasonal cocktails. Bringing together the tastes and aromas of the holiday season, these new cocktails include Santa’s Wish, a blend of cardamom infused gin, apple juice, lime juice, elderflower syrup, egg white and thyme; and A Bartender’s Cosmo, a seasonal take on the traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, with vodka infused with lemongrass and Serrano, cranberry juice, lime juice and Cointreau.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
The Strand Café will also be bringing festive delights to the New Year with a special four-course New Year’s Eve set dinner menu priced at USD 60 per person, including a welcome glass of champagne. The menu includes an appetizer of Foie Gras Terrine & Home-cured Duck Breast; Chestnut Soup with Crispy Italian Coppa & Parmesan Tulip; as well as a main course of Marinated Venison Celeriac ‘Parmentier’ with Provençale Black Truffle Grand Veneur Sauce. Dessert is a Christmas Stollen with Cinnamon & Nut Ice Cream, paired with Sweet Wine Fig Compote.
For those wishing to continue the celebrations, an all-inclusive dinner and New Year’s Eve Countdown at the pool and outdoor gardens is available at USD 89 net per person inclusive of dinner at The Strand Café, followed by entrance to the Strand’s New Year Countdown party by the pool, selected canapés, two hours of free flow cocktails, wine and a glass of Champagne to welcome 2019.
On New Year’s Eve at The Strand Restaurant, the six-course set menu is priced at USD 129 per person and includes a welcome glass of champagne; Foie Gras au Torchon, Home-cured Magret Duck Breast, Green Apple Chutney & Chicaron Cracker; Wagyu Beef ‘Rossini’ Tenderloin with Pan-fried Foie Gras Scallop, Mushrooms & Cep Duxelle, Darphin Sweet Potato and a Port Wine Truffle Sauce; finished with a Chestnut Mascarpone Mousse Cake with Rose Water & Pistachio Marshmallow. This dinner also includes access to the Strand’s New Year Countdown party by the pool, with selected canapés; two hours free flow cocktails, wine and a glass of Champagne at midnight.
Meanwhile guests gathering at the Sarkies Bar to see in the New Year can enjoy a bottle of Champagne with a platter of cold cuts, priced at USD 120 for two persons.
New Year’s Countdown by the Pool & Garden
As the countdown to 2019 begins, the evening’s stylish celebrations will continue around The Strand Yangon’s new pool terrace as residents and locals gather to see in the New Year with a stylish pool party on 31stDecember. The Strand Yangon’s New Year Countdown begins at 10pm with two hours of free flow beer, wine and cocktails as well as a welcome glass of champagne and canapés. As the night continues, entertainment will include a popular DJ, who will set the soundtrack to the evening, leading up to midnight, which will be marked with a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets to the Strand’s New Year Countdown Party are strictly limited and are priced at USD 50 per person.
To reserve your table or to purchase a ticket for the Strand’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, please visit www.hotelthestrand.com or call (95) 1243 377.