Golden Lotus set to open at Fallsview Casino Resort



    New restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls to be the ultimate Chinese
    dining experience

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 26 /CNW/ - At 2pm on Sunday, May 6, Fallsview
Casino Resort will officially unveil its latest amenity - the unique and very
authentic Chinese restaurant Golden Lotus.
    Built with curved glass walls that mimic the sweeping arc of the famous
Horseshoe Falls located just outside, Golden Lotus will feature a menu of more
than 180 different dishes ranging from authentic Chinese delicacies like
shark's fin and swallow nest to North American favorites like spring rolls and
wonton soup. Golden Lotus will also offer lunch and dinner buffets as well as
a special Chinese room-service menu for guests of the resort's hotel.
    The menu will cover a variety of Chinese culinary styles, including
Cantonese, Peking, Shanghai and Szechuan.
    "This restaurant is the next piece in the Fallsview puzzle as we evolve
to meet the desires of our customers," said Greg Medulun, Fallsview's Public
Relations Manager. "Golden Lotus will offer the same attention to fresh
ingredients, culinary excellence and customer service that our patrons have
come to expect from 17 Noir - our other signature restaurant - but with an
incredible Chinese flair."
    Sample menu items considered Golden Lotus house specialties include:

    
                           'Shark's Wing' Appetizer
     Stuffed chicken wing with shark's fin served with fresh fruit salad

                           Fish Maw Mushroom Soup
                 Fish maw and black mushroom in supreme soup

                           Suckling Pig (Bone In)
                   Daily roasted baby pig with crispy skin

                               Kei-Lon Abalone
    Stewed sliced abalone with Chinese ham and black mushroom in oyster sauce

                               Seafood Royale
    Stir-fried scallops, grouper, shrimp and crabmeat with Chinese greens

                         Tender Pork Neck in XO Sauce
       Stir-fried sliced tender pork neck with vegetables in XO sauce

                           Shan-Dong Beef Brisket
    Stewed beef brisket with leek and a touch of red pepper chili oil in soup

                            Chiu-Chow Oyster Cake
                      Pan-fried chopped oyster with egg

                         Chef's Hot Chicken (Bone In)
               Farm fresh chicken with herbs and spices in soup

                             Swallow Nest Chicken
                 Swallow nest with minced chicken in congee

                                   Duck Leg
                 Braised duck leg with fresh noodles in soup

                           Billionaire Fried Rice
      Seafood, conpoy, abalone, and Yunnan ham with egg rice fried rice
    

    The Golden Lotus and its remarkable menu have been designed by renowned
Chinese restaurateur Paul So, who has been responsible for some of the finest
Chinese restaurants in Ontario and China during a culinary career spanning
more than three decades.
    "I consider this restaurant my magnum opus," says So, recently named
Fallsview's new Director of Asian Restaurants. "I feel that my entire career
has been leading up to the creation of the Golden Lotus at Fallsview Casino
Resort. I have a very knowledgeable staff and we plan to make the food as
spectacular as the view of Niagara Falls from our windows."
    The regular hours of operation for Golden Lotus will be 11am to 2am on
weekdays and 10am to 2am on weekends and holidays.

    Members of the media are invited to attend the grand opening of Golden
Lotus at Fallsview Casino Resort on Sunday, May 6, at 2pm. The ceremony will
feature a traditional Chinese lion dance, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a
cocktail reception for invited guests.
    Members of the media interested in covering the grand opening ceremony
must register in advance by calling Kevin Harding in Fallsview's Public
Relations department at 905-371-7539 by noon on Thursday, May 3.

    Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview
Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada
and the crown jewel in Niagara's stunning array of wonders. In addition to the
intimate, 1,500-seat Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Fallsview features a casino with
over 3,000 slot machines and 142 gaming tables, a 374-room luxury hotel, a
full-service spa and fitness centre, dozens of dining and shopping options and
over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.





For further information:

For further information: English Language: Greg Medulun, Manager, Public
Relations, Direct: (905) 371-7630, Toll-Free: 1-888-FALLSVU, ext. 17630,
E-Mail: gmedulun@fallsviewcasinoresort.com; Chinese Language (Cantonese): Paul
So, Director, Asian Restaurants, Direct: (905) 371-7683, Toll-Free:
1-888-FALLSVU, ext. 17683, E-Mail: pso@fallsviewcasinoresort.com

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