Furama Resort Danang ushered in the Year of the Rooster 2017 with a series of one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year traditions! From gourmet Vietnamese culinary experiences to festive cultural events, guests of all ages celebrated the holidays with a wide variety of creative programming including Tet Village Market, traditional Tet Banquet and Tet Seafood Buffet Dinner from Jan 21 to Feb 1, 2017.
The Lunar New Year Holiday, or "Tet", started off with the legendary Tet Village Market on 21, 22 & 23 Jan 2017 (falling on 24, 25 & 26 December – Lunar Calendar) with 3,500 local and international visitors in attendance. The spirit of the ancient Vietnamese street food life was fully restored right on the resort's new infinity look courtyard, spacious Gallery Rooms, Ocean Ballroom and foyer areas. A snapshot of Vietnamese rice-culture, bamboo plants, thatched cottage, sedge mats, copper trays, colorful lanterns and firecrackers were beautifully set up for guests to take pictures. The fiesta featured an 'Ancient Danang' photo exhibition, the 55-year-old giant apricot tree and family-friendly inspired days of lion dance, 'bai choi' game, magic performances, and festive music. Guests were also treated with a traditional menu of festive dishes including glutinous cakes, jams, tea, etc. and a variety of specialties including Hanoi "Bun thang" noodles soup, Danang chicken rice, Sai Gon noodle soup just from VND 30,000 to toast the magic of Lunar New Year.
Additionally, guests embarked on a Vietnamese culinary journey with lavish food stations and celebrations at "Tet Banquet" and "Tet Seafood Dinner Buffet" from January 21 to February 1 at the cozy Café Indochine Restaurant. At only VND 490,000 ++, "Tet Banquet" comprises North Banquet featuring 'Sticky rice cake', 'Pickled small onion', 'Traditional braised white fish in clay pot', 'Traditional dry bamboo shoot with pork's feet broth', 'boiled chicken', 'Thai Nguyen tea', etc.; Central Banquet featuring 'Salted pork's belly in seafood sauce', 'Braised caramel with shrimp', 'Fried meat loaf with cinnamon flavor', etc.; and South Banquet featuring 'Braised Pork and Eggs in Caramel Sauce', 'Stuffed bitter ground with beef broth', 'Steamed marinated beef meat loaf', etc. Moreover, at only VND 888,000 ++ including a glass of sparkling wine, 'TET Seafood Dinner Buffet' highlights 130+ traditional gastronomy such as sticky rice cake, and regional dishes such as 'Hanoi Sour picked meat loaf', 'Danang fish cake noodles soup', 'Saigon spring rolls', 'Shrimp Mousse on Sugarcane', etc. The highlight is 'Baked lobster with cheese served with garlic sauce'. The buffet also offers a wide range of seafood, sashimi, sushi, BBQ stations served with 25 different sauces. The international and Vietnamese dessert stations with a vast array of decadent delights satisfy every sweet tooth. Besides, tradition custom of giving lucky money and lion dance got guests into the holiday spirit and soaked up the festive atmosphere.