Hakkasan Celebrates Chinese New Year With Its Annual Wishing Tradition and New Limited Edition Menu

This Chinese New Year, Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a limited edition menu created by International Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon alongside an exclusive cocktail and dessert. Hakkasan restaurants around the world will continue to honor the Chinese wishing tree tradition inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong. During this auspicious time, guests will be invited to share their hopes for the coming year by writing their wishes on gold ribbons and hanging them in the restaurant. The wish collection and special menu will be available to guests from February 5th through February 14th.

The menu showcases dishes that will bring joy, luck, and prosperity in 2016. It begins with a Double-boiled fresh Ginseng and chicken soup with bamboo pith and wolfberry followed by Diced Wagyu beef and pine nut golden cup and a Dim sum platter which will include Har gau, Scallop shumai, Chinese chive dumpling, and a Duck and yam bean dumpling. Main dishes include Wok-fry lobster in spicy truffle sauce, Pipa duck, Grilled Chilean seabass in honey and a Hericium mushroom stir-fry with lotus root, asparagus and lily bulb in black pepper and dried scallop and crab meat fried rice.

To complete the festive meal, guests will enjoy a dessert and cocktail inspired by the Year of the Monkey. The Golden Halo dessert is a banana and peanut cake and a five spice-infused cream, caramel, chocolate, and peanut topped with gold leaf, while the 9 Hóu cocktail ($18) comprises nine components representing the monkey’s ninth position on the zodiac, including Bacardi Maestro de Ron, sherry, banana liqueur and, guava, and is decorated with a golden monkey cocktail stirrer. There is also a non-alcoholic fruit blend being offered – the Shéng Fizz ($10) made with mandarin, guava, peach, lemon, agave syrup, and ginger ale.

During the festive period, it is customary for friends and family to gift red envelopes containing money symbolizing luck and wealth. This year, Hakkasan is giving all guests who dine from the Chinese New Year menu a specially designed Year of the Monkey coin as a gift of good fortune.

Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach will provide entertainment believed to bring good luck and fortune in the form of the Chinese lion dance. Performed on Thursday, February 6th as part of the restaurant’s Chinese New Year celebration, lion troupes will make their way from the hotel’s iconic Bleau Bar all the way to the restaurant where the lion will dance through the intimate latticed woodwork cages, offering symbolic expressions of luck, fortune, wisdom, and joy.

The Chinese New Year menu is available at $138.88++ per person for parties of two or more.

For more information on Chinese New Year at Hakkasan, visit hakkasan.com/chinese-new-year or find us on Facebook and Instagram or search for #HakkasanCNY2016. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 786.276.1388 Hakkasan is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and is open nightly for dinner beginning at 6 pm. The traditional dim sum is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Zulma Torres

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