The Exclusive Multicourse Menu is Available from January 29 to February 28, 2018
Happy New Year! In celebration of Chinese New Year 2018, Hakkasan, will welcome guests with a limited-edition signature menu created by Hakkasan chefs from London, USA, the Middle East, and Asia and at Hakkasan Las Vegas, the exclusive menu will be available from January 29 to February 28, 2018 in celebration of the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16.
“Chinese New Year is an incredibly important time for Hakkasan and our guests," says Executive Head Chef Tong." Each year we look for new ways to celebrate in the restaurants around the world through food and traditions. This year, I wanted to bring together our chefs as this time of year traditionally brings together family and friends. I am very proud of them and what we have achieved together with this menu. Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2018!”
Priced at $118 per person, guests will enjoy dishes using ingredients believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. As oysters traditionally symbolize good fortune, starters include the Szechuan Oyster with lotus root and crispy rice in mantau with other small eat dishes like Braised Beef Tongue and Caramelized Walnut with asparagus and mint and Crispy Scallop in sweet plum sauce with mango in a golden cup.
The special menu's main dishes include Baked Chilean Sea Bass with kumquat glaze, as eating fish at Chinese New Year is said to bring increased prosperity, and Abalone Fried Rice in bean curd wrap with Chinese sausage, and shiitake mushroom – this dish contains fai cai (fat choy), an ingredient which in Chinese means to ‘get rich and grow wealth’. Additional main entrees include Wok-Fry Native Lobster in superior stock with edamame and caviar and Rhug Estate Organic Lamb in seaweed soy with celery and enoki mushroom.
To finish, guests are invited to indulge in the Golden Fortune dessert with ginger caramel, roasted macadamia nuts, and lemongrass. On the beverage side, Hakkasan Group Head of Bar Eder Neto the Happy Daisy to mark the festival. The special cocktail is comprised of Tanqueray No.10 gin, Chartreuse Yellow, lemon, spiced mandarin jam, egg white, and soda water.
During the celebrations, authentic Chinese lion dancers will perform at Hakkasan Las Vegas on Friday, February 16. These high energy, mesmerizing performances offer symbolic expressions of luck, prosperity and good fortune.
As part of the festivities, Hakkasan will also continue their annual wishing tree tradition by inviting guests to write their wishes on red ribbons that will be hung around the restaurants. This custom is said to have begun hundreds of years ago in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong. During Chinese New Year, villagers would travel for miles to visit the sacred Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees (two ancient banyan trees) and hang notes on the branches using red ribbon. These notes contained wishes for the year ahead and it was believed that the wishes that were successfully hung on the trees would come true.