When you’ve got an event to plan, one of the most stressful things you’ll have to do is find the perfect venue. Whether you’re hosting a media-studded product launch party or celebrating your dear Angkong’s 90th birthday with family, you’re going to need a place that’ll impress your guests, look great in pictures (because those last forever), and serve awesome food.
If you’re picking out potential venues for your upcoming event, we’ve got one you can add to your shortlist! There’s a fine-dining Chinese restaurant in Solaire that’s popularly booked for both small and extravagant celebrations.
Not only will your guests be in awe of the posh atmosphere, but they’ll be treated to a banquet of authentic Chinese dishes too (tell them there’s suckling pig on the menu!)
Hold your event at Red Lantern’s beautiful private function room
Chinese restaurants tend to all look the same but Red Lantern put a lot more effort into making their interior design stand out. While others don the typical traditional look, Red Lantern blends the old with the new to create an artsy, elegant, contemporary style. On the walls, you’ll find classic Shanghai brickwork but with modern Philippine art hanging on them! Even their chairs, tables, carpeting, lighting, and decor are a unique mix of the past and present.
But Red Lantern isn’t just an Insta-worthy restaurant to take pretty pictures in–it’s a fully functional events space too! It has several private dining rooms that can be transformed into bigger or smaller spaces, depending on how many guests you’re having over.
If you want a completely different experience, you can have your event inside their function room found in the middle of the restaurant! You can have the drapes up for a full view of your surroundings or down for a bit more privacy.
The usual celebrations held at Red Lantern range from intimate family gatherings to full-blown wedding receptions (the whole restaurant can hold up to 185 people!), making it a versatile venue for practically any event. All their event packages are customized according to their customers’ needs.
Treat your guests to a lavish feast featuring dishes from the different regions of China
With most of the Chinese restaurants in the country serving only the usuals, we’re exposed to just a tiny fraction of the vast Chinese culinary tradition. Which is why Red Lantern aims to showcase as many of China’s different cooking styles from the provinces of Sichuan, Hunan, and Canton. And they have a kitchen of experts, led by executive Chef Jimmy Chaw and Chef de Cuisine Richard Thong, to execute these various cooking techniques.
In your lineup of dishes to serve to your guests, be sure to include soup to warm their bellies up for the lavish feast ahead. One of their bestsellers is the Double-Boiled Superior Fish Maw with Chinese Mushrooms, a rich, comforting broth cooked with delicately steamed fish maw, shiitake mushrooms, and vegetables.
Other favorites are the Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Matsutake Mushrooms and the Double-Boiled Morel Mushrooms with Bamboo Piths.
Of course, you can’t call it a party unless there’s Peking Duck involved! And at Red Lantern, there are many different ways to eat this indulgent entree.
You could have it bundled up inside pancakes along with some cucumber, spring onion, and hoisin sauce. Or you could have it stir fried, minced, and then wrapped up in lettuce. You also have the option to have it shredded and combined with either bean sprouts or fresh pineapples. You could even enjoy it mixed in with fried rice!
Another house specialty you should treat your guests to is the Suckling Pig and there are two variations to choose from. You could have it roasted and served it with Chinese buns or you could have it barbecued to a crisp and served with jelly fish!
If that’s enough meat to go around, go ahead and order up their bestselling beef dishes too! There’s the Wok-Fried Wagyu Beef with Shimeji Mushroom and Whole Garlic in Black Pepper Sauce as well as the Clay Pot-Stewed Beef Brisket with White Radish. Your guests will enjoy sinking their teeth into these because Red Lantern only uses USDA cuts for their beef dishes!
To help wash all that food down, let everyone sip on a hot cup of tea. But not just any tea! Red Lantern has a selection of the award-winning MingCha tea from Hong Kong on their menu and some of them were even hand picked and exclusively blended just for them! Red Lantern is also home to the widest selection of wines and Chinese liquors in the country so you know what the alternative to tea is!
Experience top-notch service at Red Lantern
Aside from the classy ambiance and the delectable food, Red Lantern’s high quality service is another thing that’ll leave a good impression on your guests.
With a service staff that has been trained under global standards, you can expect to be treated with finesse, sophistication, and professionalism.
Red Lantern can be found at Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Parañaque, Metro Manila.