Ocean Park Elevates Cuisine at Themed Restaurants and Celebrates ‘Animal Discovery Fest’ with Monopoly-themed Gourmet Novelties and Seasonal Specialities Making Conservation Education More Fun
Ocean Park is elevating its award-winning theme park experience with seasonal specialities at its seven themed restaurants to celebrate the launch of Animal Discovery Fest – a special promotion running until 17 April that reaffirms the Park’s ongoing commitment to animal conservation. To make conservation education more fun, the Park is also partnering with the Hasbro classic board game “Monopoly”, for the first time, to present “Animal Monopoly” during the promotion period.
To compliment the partnership, a Monopoly-themed Afternoon Tea Set, priced at HK$298 for two, is launched at Neptune’s Restaurant and features Lobster with Egg Mayo Sandwich,Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Sustainable Smoked Salmon and Abalone Quiche, Sausage Rolls, Mango Mousse Cake, America Cheesecake, assorted cookies, mini chocolate and freshly brewed coffee or tea.
Apart from the afternoon tea set, Neptune’s Restaurant, renowned for its panoramic underwater views of the Grand Aquarium, is also offering guests an extraordinary new East-meets-West fine dining experience with new seasonal specialities, including Gravlax Salmon with Mustard Seed wrapped like octopus (HK$128), Salmon Fillet with Teriyaki Sauce & Organic Chia Seeds Salsa (HK$198), Stir-fried Australian Tiger Prawns with Spicy Garlic Salt & Crispy Rice in “Shelter Bay” Style (HK$268), Grilled Australian Tomahawk A5 Wagyu Steak with Portobello Mushroom (HK$588/for two), Australian Lamb Brik, Pomegranate Molasses, Fried Mint and Confit Beets (HK$268) and Signature Fried Rice with Abalone, Lobster & Scallop (HK$208).
The Terrace Café : Australian King Prawn with Fresh Fruit Pizza (HK$128)
A 4-course showcase of the new signature dishes, priced at HK$468 per person, set menu is available during the Animal Discovery Fest and features salad of Gravlax Salmon with Mustard Seed; Lobster Bisque, and a main course combo of Salmon Fillet, Stir-fried Australian Tiger Prawns with Spicy Garlic Salt and Crispy Rice in “Shelter Bay” Style and Signature Fried Rice with Abalone, Lobster & Scallop; and dessert of Almond Mocha Éclair with freshly-brewed coffee or tea.
Located opposite to the Amazing Asian Animals exhibit, the giant panda and forest-themed Panda Café presents a fresh dining experience with traditional Chinese cuisine as well as creative fusion dishes. New highlights include Deep-Fried Boneless Short Ribs with Prune Sauce (HK$168), Deep Fried Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce (HK$148), and Spicy Beef Brisket with Noodles in Soup (HK$160).
At the Polar Adventure, Tuxedos Restaurant is the world’s first theme park restaurant offering a panoramic view of penguins, with an innovative menu featuring local organic ingredients and low- carbon dishes. Featured dishes include penguin-shaped Tuxedos Seafood Pizza with Canadian lobster, scallops and New Zealand mussels (HK$248); Meat Lover Pizza with barbecued duck, roasted chicken, gammon ham and U.S. pork (HK$198), Oven Baked U.S. Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce (HK$198/HK$298 Family size), Organic Garden Mixed Salad withPassion Fruit & Honey Pineapple Dressing (HK$98), Pork Cutlet with Rice & Secret Curry Sauce (HK$198/HK$298 Family size), and Angel Hair Carbonara with Canadian Scallops & Rocket Lettuce (HK$158/HK$258 Family size).
Adjacent to the Cable Car Station at the Summit with spectacular a 270-degree view of the South China Sea, The Terrace Café offers cuisines from around the world, including sea-turtle-shaped Roasted Beef Hamburger with Grilled Peach (HK$138), Barbecued Buffalo Spare Ribs with Molasses Cider Barbecue Sauce & Spaghetti (HK$198), AustralianKing Prawn with Fresh Fruit Pizza (HK$128) and Traditional German Roasted Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut & French Fries (HK$198).
Tuxedos Restaurant : Angel Hair Carbonara with Scallops and Rocket Lettuce(HK$158/HK$258 Family Size)
At the Summit, Asian-style The Bayview Restaurant features popular Indian curries and Southeast Asian laksas, with new highlights including Thai-style Waldorf Salad (HK$68),Indian Chicken Curry or Mutter Paneer with Steamed Rice (HK$178) and Vietnamese Salami and Sausage with Rice Noodle in Laksa Soup (HK$158).
Iconic Hong Kong ‘Cha Chaan Teng’ fare at Café Ocean in Marine World features new signatures including Stir-fried Vermicelli with Scallop & Conpoy (HK$128), Steamed Cod Fish Fillet on Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf (HK$128), as well as guests’ all-time favourite, Stir-fried Noodles with Beef Fillet in Signature Soy Sauce (HK$168).
Themed on the ocean, Aqua City Bakery features Monopoly-themed desserts including Charcoal Chocolate Cake (HK$45), Mango Mousse Cake (HK$38) and Caramel Coffee (HK$48) available until 17 April 2016. Its menu of freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries Chocolate Truffle Cake (HK$370/1.5lb), Chocolate and Walnut Cookie (HK$30), Almond Mocha Éclair(HK$38), 3D Penguin Fresh Fruit Cream Cake (HK$370/1.5lb) and 3D Panda Fresh Fruit Cream Cake (HK$370/1.5 lb) will continue to be served satisfying visitors seeking a sweet snack.
At the park’s many Food Kiosks, visitors can enjoy the newly launched adorable Ocean Park mascot-themed Ningyo-yaki filled with custard and red bean paste (HK$36/pc, HK$45/2 pcs), and also signature Spicy Fish Balls (HK$36/8 pcs) – Hong Kong first-ever fish balls made from substainable cod fish.
The partnership with the Hasbro classic board game “Monopoly” presents “Animal Monopoly”, which will complement a series of limited-time “Get Closer to the Animals” programme, all with the aim to make conservation education more fun. Giant Monopoly checkpoints are placed at 17 animal exhibits providing information on various animal ambassadors and a fun backdrop for photos – with a chance to win prizes including including Monopoly souvenirs and Ocean Park tickets for visitors collecting a whole set of photos taken at checkpoints of the same colour Limited-time “Get Closer to the Animals” programmes on offer during Animal Discovery Fest include a Shark Mystique Spring Special Edition of Nighttime in the Ocean’s Depths, “Play, Learn, Grow”, Parent-Kid Weekend Camp, Amazing Animal Garden and a range of Spring Educational Activities combining observation, drawing and games.
Mr. Nick Lee, Senior Food and Beverage Operations Manager of Ocean Park, says: “We are delighted to partner with Monopoly to make our conservation education message accessible and fun. We are also extremely proud that all our seafood is sustainably sourced from the most pristine locations around the world, which aligns with the Park’s ongoing commitment to marine conservation.”
To find out more about Ocean Park’s Animal Discovery Fest, please call (852) 3923-2323 or visit www.oceanpark.com.hk.
*Menus served in the restaurants are subject to 10% service charge.