Cathay Pacific to Serve New Year Delicacies

To celebrate the Lunar New Year Cathay Pacific Airways will be offering two festive snacks - Rice Pudding and Turnip Pudding - to First and Business Class passengers on selected long haul routes from Hong Kong from Chinese New Year`s Eve until the fourth day of the New Year (21-25 January 2004). From 22-24 January passengers in all classes will also receive a gift box of special New Year snacks.

Both puddings were created by Hong Kong`s Jade Garden restaurant. The sweet Jade Garden Glutinous Rice Pudding is flavored with Red Dates while the savory Jade Garden Turnip Pudding features Preserved Meat and Dried Scallop.

Hong Kong`s Jade Garden Restaurant was founded in 1971, and is renowned for its authentic Cantonese cuisine.

During the first three days of the New Year all passengers will also receive decorative boxes containing festive snacks to help make sure the coming year will be lucky and prosperous. In First and Business Class passengers the gift box contains Deep Fried Dumplings, Deep Fried Sesame Balls and Honey Coated Walnuts. In Economy Class the box contain the Deep Fried Dumplings - also referred to as Sweet Golden Pockets.

Everyone at Cathay Pacific wishes you a very happy and prosperous Year of the Monkey!