January 24 2023  |  Catering

Qatar Airways celebrates Year of the Rabbit

By Alex Preston

Qatar Airways is bringing Year of the Rabbit celebrations to passengers onboard and its premium lounges

Qatar Airways is celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year with a variety of experiences both onboard and in its Premium Lounges.

The Year of the Rabbit celebratory experience is available for passengers travelling on routes to and from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Business Class passengers will be welcomed with a Golden Mandarin Spice Mule — a special holiday beverage that symbolizes abundance. During the flight, passengers will be offered savoury prawn crackers and a drink of their choice, before an elegant and celebratory dinner setting inspired by Chinese lanterns with red and gold ornate fan-shaped placemats symbolizing wealth and stature and bespoke Year of the Rabbit themed menu cards.

The specially curated à la carte menu features seafood wonton soup with shitake broth, mala spice beef roll with hoisin sauce, cucumber, and edamame salad. Entrée options include chilli garlic prawns with doupan sauce along with stir-fried noodles and vegetables. For a light meal, passengers will be able to choose Kung Pao Chicken with Jasmine rice and gai lan.

A black seasoned tofu mousse cake with goji berry, mandarin and sesame tuile completes the meal.

Passengers travelling in the Economy Cabin will receive their meals as usual on a tray adorned with a specially designed tray liner with a complementing cutlery roll band and chopsticks. A starter of Asian noodle salad is followed by sweet and sour prawns and fish paired with Jasmine rice and Asian vegetables. Dessert is a zesty Mandarin mousse with goji berries sesame crumble.

Passengers in all cabins will be offered a fortune cookie symbolizing luck, fortune, fate and wisdom, while complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi codes, Qatar Duty Free discount vouchers and golden chocolate coins enclosed in traditional red envelopes — hóngbāo symbolizing good luck and prosperity to its passengers, will also be gifted to passengers.

At Qatar Airways Premium Lounges in Doha and globally, passengers will join in the Year of the Rabbit celebrations with customized à la carte menus. Tables will be dressed with décor comprising of table lanterns, elegant chopstick designs and Chinese knot tassels leading to an indulgent selection of family-favourite soups and entrees, main courses, and desserts.

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