Hilton Hanoi Opera Celebrates Mid-Autumn With New Authentic Mooncake Flavors; Supports Underprivileged Children

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August 28, 2009

HANOI, Vietnam -  Hilton Hanoi Opera provides yet another great reason to celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with its signature mooncakes. This season, the hotel will introduce the new Young Sticky Rice flavoured mooncake, on top of traditional favourites such as Lotus, Mixed Nut, Chestnut, Green Bean, Red Bean, Taro and Green Tea.

“In recent years, Hilton Hanoi Opera’s mooncakes have become a meaningful gift to share with family, friends and colleagues. Our newest Young Sticky Rice flavour or ‘Com’ is one of Hanoi’s typical specialties that is only available during the Mid-Autumn season,” said Mr. Mark Deere, General Manager of Hilton Hanoi Opera.

‘Com’ is made from Young Sticky Rice, where the rice is roasted until it produces a white residue before it is grounded and served. For this Mid-Autumn, Hilton Hanoi Opera’s chefs and two mooncakes specialists from China, Zhong Jin Bo and Deng Zhi Yan, have artfully handcrafted the mooncakes to bring out the natural flavours of the ingredients.

Frederic Maynard, Hilton Hanoi Opera’s Executive Chef said: “I chose to include ‘Com’ into this year’s mooncake flavours selection before the taste of Young Sticky Rice is commonly known throughout Hanoi. During my stints in China,

Altogether with other 7 flavors, ‘Com’ will bring you a truly authentic Hanoi flavor.

“I chose to include ‘Com’ into this year’s mooncake flavours selection because the taste of Young Sticky Rice is commonly known through Hanoi, and I have several times in China,

He chose to add the Young Sticky Rice as it's typical Hanoi flavor.

This promotion will run from 28th August to 3rd October 2009.

New sticky rice flavoured mooncake 
Hilton Hanoi Opera’s mooncakes have in recent years, become a luxury and meaningful gift you delight your beloved ones. This year, Hilton Hanoi Opera will introduce the first ever Young Sticky Rice flavoured mooncake,
This is in addition to the hotel’s traditional favourites of Lotus, Mixed Nut, Chestnut, Green Bean, Red Bean, Taro and Green Tea.

This year, in addition to the 7 traditional favourites of Lotus, Mixed Nut, Chestnut, Green Bean, Red Bean, Taro and Green Tea, Hilton Hanoi Opera has first ever introduced the flavor of Young Sticky Rice or ‘Com’. ‘Com’ is one of Hanoi’s typical specialties, which you can only find it in Mid-Autumn. ‘Com’ is made from Young Sticky Rice, being roasted until it produces white rice ‘milk’, then ground to be ready to serve. Chefs from Hilton Hanoi Opera and Mooncakes ‘Specialists’ from China of Zhong Jin Bo & Deng Zhi Yan artfully handcraft the cakes, highlighting the natural flavors of the ingredients. Altogether with other 7 flavors, ‘Com’ will bring you a truly authentic Hanoi flavor. [Quotes from Executive Chef]

New box design
2009 was a milestone for Hilton Hanoi Opera as the hotel celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Vietnam. For this Mid-Autumn season, we are proud to introduce a brand new box with two layers. The unique design derived from traditional cake box.  A small handmade copper lock on the cover features the new box more elegant. Additionally, the flexible design offers you two ideal choices for your beloved ones: two-layer box with 8 moon cakes or 4 moon cakes and luxurious Red Wine.

Ingredients
The most successful factor for special Hilton Moon Cake lies in the finest ingredients. Well selected from the freshest young sticky rice, green bean, or chestnut etc, all of our ingredients are assured to keep theirs natural flavors and especially meet all demands for food safety thanks to not using any preservative substances. Our gently remind for better Hilton Moon Cake preservation is keeping in cool store of refrigerator and serve within 2 weeks. A fresh mooncake has even yellow crush without any break and wrinkle. 

Full Moon Festival for underprivileged children
One of the annual social activities of Hilton Hanoi Opera in this special event is celebrating Full Moon Festival for underprivileged children. A truly Mid-Autumn festive party will specially set up in the Grand Ball Room in the full moon day. Moreover, our beloved children will also have chance to receive wonderful presents from “Chi Hang” and “Chu Cuoi”  and enjoy interesting performances.

The legend about the Mid – Autumn Festival will be passed from generations to generations as we respect and preserve our valued traditions. Choosing Mooncake for your family or for the ones you love isn’t an easy task, is it? Your choice represents your gastronomic experience. Let discover your taste.

Hilton Mooncakes are available at Hilton Hanoi Opera’s main lobby:
1, Le Thanh Tong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: 04-39330500 ext. 1431
Fax:04-39330623
fb.hanoi@hilton.com


Hilton Hanoi Opera Mooncake Prices (VND):

Special Box of 8 small - 320,000
Super Lotus with double eggs, Green Bean with egg, Young Sticky Rice, Yam filling with double egg, Red bean, Green tea, Mixed nuts paste

Special Box of 4 large - 400,000
Super Lotus with double eggs, Yam filling with double egg, Red bean, Green tea, Young Sticky Rice paste      

10-Year Box of 8  - 820,000
Two story Box of 8large

Special 10-Year Box - 1,200,000
4 Large Moon Cake
01 Bottle of Red Wine
   
VIP Deluxe Box - 1,600,000
01 Bottle of Cordier Privee
04 Large Moon Cakes
01 set of tea port
01 black lacquer tea box

VIP Golden Box - 1,900,000
01 bottle of Jonnie Walker Gold Label 350 ml
04 large Moon Cakes
01 set of tea port
01 black lacquer tea box
   
VIP Platinum Box - 2,800,000
01 bottle of Hennessy Xo 350 ml
04 large Moon Cakes
01 set of tea pot        
  
VIP Golden Box - 3,200,000
01 bottle of Gold label 350ml
04 large Moon Cakes
(Super lotus with egg, Green bean with egg, Yam with egg, Chestnut with egg, Red bean paste, Young Sticky Rice, Green tea and Mixed nuts paste)
01 set of tea pot
01 black lacquer tea box

Special promotion
Buy 25 boxes and above, customers will get 5% discount
Buy 50 boxes and above, customers will get 10% discount
Buy 100 boxes and above, customers will get 20% discount
Buy 200 boxes and above, customers will get 25% discount

Customers will get 10% additional for order before 5/9/2009 of 25 boxes and above
Especially, your logo will appear in Hilton Moon cake box if required. Please make the special order before 10 days in advance. F.O.C delivery of more than 25 boxes within 10km radius of the hotel.  

About Hilton Hanoi Opera
Strategically located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business district, the Hilton Hanoi Opera is within easy walking distance of the city’s myriad tourist attractions and bustling shopping areas, providing an ideal home from which to experience and explore the rich textures of Hanoi.

Inspired by the character of the famous Opera House opposite, the hotel is a fusion of traditions: gentle Vietnamese hospitality and graciousness, and Hilton’s assurance of total reliability, impeccable service and first-class facilities.

Voted Vietnam’s Leading Hotel in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the prestigious World Travel Award, Hilton is a landmark in the city center within walking distance of the business district.

You will be consumed by luxury and convenience in everything you do. With 269 rooms on the deluxe and the executive floors, every room offers a view of the city or the Opera House and are all equipped with:
•    Individual controlled air conditioning and double glazed windows
•    Luxuriously fitted bathrooms with separate shower units
•    Direct dial telephone with voice mail
•    Direct callback telephone service
•    High speed internet access at 512 Kbps
•    Colour television with satellite channels
•    Mini Bar with tea and coffee making facilities in room safes

For your functions, conferences and exhibitions, Hilton Hanoi Opera offers the latest in audio-visual equipment and lighting facilities. In addition to the technically attuned Ballroom, there are six spacious meeting rooms, one boardroom and a business center with dedicated team members working behind the scenes to ensure the success of your events.

Contact:
Tran Khanh Ngoc, Marketing & Communications Manager
844-39330500 
tran.khanhngoc@hilton.com

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