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September 30, 2013 15:43 ET

Hotel in Zurich Takes Guests to the Far East With Asian Food & Culture Festival

Renaissance Zurich Hotel Focuses on Vietnam for 20th Annual Festival

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - Between a tight schedule and limited budget, exploring the globe is not as easy as one would like. The Renaissance Zurich Hotel, however, is making it easy for both guests and local residents to escape to the Far East without hopping on a plane.

Now in its 20th year, the hotel's Asian Food & Culture Festival (AFCF), hosted at its Zurich Asian restaurant, Asian Place, brings the culinary and cultural delights of the East to visitors from 7 November through 13 December 2013. During the festival, guests will "travel" to Japan, China, Thailand and India, with a special focus on Vietnam for this year's event. The festival draws thousands of visitors each year, not only with delicious food but impressive shows, daring acrobatics and vibrant traditional clothing.

The food is at the center of the festival, and Asian Place has created a selection that visits countries across the region. From China, dine on dim sum, vegetable spring rolls, sweet and sour pork and roasted duck with spices. From India, tempt tastebuds with Andhra-style lamb, baingan bharta, butter chicken, Kerala prawns and papadum. Specialties from Japan include sushi and sashimi, seaweed salad, yakiton chicken, grilled sea bass with Kikkoman and yakitsoba noodles. Tastes from Thailand include spicy grilled beef salad, Phuket-style minced chicken, deep-fried shrimp cake and Massaman curry with beef.

Those wanting to experience the festival can take advantage of a special offer at this Zurich hotel. The Festival Package includes a variation of five different country-specific buffets, live cooking stations, a large dessert buffet, welcome drink, selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee and free parking. Prices are Thursday through Saturday CHF 119, Tuesday and Wednesday CHF 99. Children 6 and under are free; ages 7 to 12 receive 50% off.

Guests can make a table reservation for the festival by calling +41 (0)44 874 5721 or emailing To book Zurich accommodations, visit the hotel website at
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