You don’t have to head into the city to enjoy some fine food and dining this coming Easter. There are plenty of wonderful restaurants and seasonal menus available right here in Shunyi. Easter brunches, authentic Italian, and green tea infused cuisine are just waiting to be enjoyed this spring time.
Crowne Plaza Beijing International Airport
Kids Easter Brunch at Crowne Plaza, Sunday April 5 from 11.30am-3pm. Bouncy castle, hand crafting for kids, and cartoon mascots are just part of the entertainment planned for Crowne Plaza’s grand ballroom. Feat on seafood, roast lamb, chocolate Easter eggs, cakes, fruit, and ice cream, promising gourmet food that kids’ will love. RMB 388 including free flow coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, and beer. RMB 408 for additional free flow of sparkling wine. RMB 188 for children aged 6-12 years. Kids under 5 years are free. Prices are subject to 15% service charge. For reservations call 136 0114 0340 www.crowneplaza.com
Green T. House Living
The new spring menu at Green T. House introduces some fresh and exciting flavors. Dishes include smoked trout salad, mushrooms with fresh pork rice dumpling, poached sea bass in light green curry almond soy, spiced chicken minced with ground sticky rice and basil, soya dragon beard noodles with fresh T. House laid hen’s egg, jasmine foie gras, and black sesame ice cream. For reservations (6434 2519, 136 0113 7232, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport
Easter Brunch is on Sunday April 5, from 11.30am-3pm. A sumptuous selection of food will be available, along with a wide range of wines, and champagne in their 360° Restaurant. All the Sunday brunch favorites including Easter ham, beef wellington, foie gras, and Easter eggs surprise. The children will be kept entertained, with an Easter egg hunt and Easter egg painting. Their very own Hilton Easter Bunny and clown will also be there to entertain, alongside the supervised kid’s playground and reading area. RMB 398 including free flow soft drinks for RMB 468 with free flow of wines, beers, and Champagne. RMB 199 for children aged 6-12 years. Kids under 5 years are free. Prices are subject to 15% service charge. For reservations call 6450 4788.
In time for Easter, Loft Eatalicious have launched their Spring-Summer menu and a new kid’s menu. Italian classics including home-made spinach and ricotta tortellini, spaghetti with sautéed mussels, baked lasagna, seafood risotto, and a superb choice of meats, salads, carpaccio, and cold cuts. Asian inspired dishes include sweet and sour shrimp, curry chicken, and tom yum soup RMB 65-80. New pizzas include mapo tofu, Sichuan hot, and mussels RMB 70-99. The kid’s menu includes chicken kebabs with avocado dressing, fish and chips, lasagna, and a smaller sized version of their popular Eatalicious burger RMB 60-68. For reservations at Pinnacle Plaza or Shine Hills (6144 5863 / 6144 5933, 183 1063 0262 / 183 1063 3890, email@example.com)
Sunday brunch at The Orchard is always a delight, with plenty of creative international dishes. Children are well catered for, and most of the organic vegetables used in their dishes are from their own gardens. With toys and films to entertain the little ones, it’s an ideal spot for family dining. The peaceful setting among orchards and gardens also makes for a lovely day out. For reservations call 6433 6270.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: courtesy of Hilton, Green T. House, Loft Eatalicious