Put the ‘festive’ back into Christmas & NY
Media Release from Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
22 November 2007
The five-star way to put the ‘festive’ back into Christmas and New Year
If a stress-free Christmas and an elegant New Year’s Eve sounds tempting, then look no further than Vie restaurant in Queenstown’s Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa.
Diners can enjoy a sumptuous six-course Christmas lunch or dinner in celebrated ‘Vie’ restaurant for just $135 per adult or $60 for children under 12.
A champagne cocktail and ‘amuse bouche’ tantalise the tastebuds on arrival, followed by a choice of three appetizers, including Chef’s special tempura salmon with Asian crab and fried noodle salad.
Roasted orange sherbet refreshes the palate before embarking on main course choices such as roasted turkey breast, local lamb loin accompanied by sage lemon gnocchi and porcini creme, or seared Marlborough salmon nestled on a bed of mussel risotto and shellfish bisque.
Finish off with traditional warm Christmas pudding (with a twist), or a baked citrus tart with white chocolate sorbet and raspberries. Coffee and sweet Christmas treats complete the symphony of flavours.
For guests looking for a more intimate atmosphere, Sofitel Queenstown has created a special $70 room service menu just for two. A selection of chef’s specialties is available to choose from on each platter including roast turkey breast with prosciutto and cranberry orange relish, Clevedon organic pacific oysters or poached Marlborough salmon with saffron aioli. A third platter is filled with sweet Christmas goodies.
On New Year’s Eve, Sofitel Queenstown is putting on a simply stunning eight-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. The menu features dishes such as local crayfish and venison, finishing with a surprise dessert simply called CITRUS. Other highlights include live music and dancing. The evening is priced at $200 per head, or $300 per head with wines matched from the hotel’s extensive cellar.
General Manager Mark Wilkinson says bookings are essential for Christmas Day and New Year event.
“Our Christmas and New Year events have proved to be hugely successful, selling out every year. On New Year’s Eve we have the perfect spot to go outside at midnight and watch the Queenstown Bay fireworks.”
Reservations can be made by calling (+64) 3 450 0045 or by email email@example.com.
The five-star property is the perfect place to stay or visit for the festive season. It offers the finest of service in stunning surroundings, live entertainment, prime views of festive fireworks and unparalleled menus - not to mention the restorative powers of its luxurious new LeSpa.
Sofitel Queenstown features 70 opulent and stylish deluxe rooms, ten executive suites, two penthouse suites, and two levels of restaurants, bars and boutique retail, all in the finest location in the heart of Queenstown. Also housed in the multi-award-winning Sofitel building is LeSpa at Sofitel Queenstown, which features a full range of traditional and international signature treatments from a highly trained team.
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