The extravagant menu will feature symbolically significant ingredients signifying luck and fortune
Hakkasan, the world-class Chinese restaurant brand, will mark the 2021 Lunar New Year with a celebratory and auspicious menu that utilizes ingredients traditionally thought to usher in good fortune. The Year of the Ox is centered around the principle of “Peace, Love and Sharing” with Chinese New Year itself falling on Valentine’s weekend this year. The limited-edition items will be served at Hakkasan at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach from Tuesday, February 5 – Monday, February 15, 2021, as part of a prix-fixe menu.
On Friday, February 12 at 8 PM, the first day of the Lunar New Year, Hakkasan will welcome lion dancers into the restaurant for a special performance. A traditional Chinese custom, the lion dance is performed during festive occasions to invite wealth and prosperity while warding away evil spirits and misfortune. The dance will begin at the iconic lobby of Fontainebleau and progress all the way to Hakkasan.
The prix-fixe menu is priced at $108 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and available for a minimum of two guests. Each course in the Lunar New Year menu was meticulously designed by Corporate Executive Chef Andrew Yeo and showcases his creative culinary expertise and theatrical flair. Chef de Cuisine Jian Heng Loo will be executing the menu at Hakkasan Miami which includes a series of traditional dishes to bring prosperity and luck. Dishes include The Celebration Garden, an authentic Cantonese salad made with Smoked eryngii mushroom carpaccio with bee pollen and plum dressing; ingredients renowned in China for bringing prosperity and good fortune. Other dishes will include Double Treasure Fortune with Quail blossom puff paired with a Seafood jade dumpling; Crispy kumquat chicken; Steamed Scallop with browned butter black bean sauce; Braised Abalone Roasted Duck Fried Rice; and Broccolini with black fungus and shimeji mushroom. The feast will finish with The Mandarin, a white chocolate mousse and cacao butter dessert, topped with gold leaf and mandarin gel. This is a reimagining of the auspicious Mandarin fruit which is traditionally given to loved ones at the new year.
Hakkasan will also offer a signature cocktail – Fire and Grace – with Don Julio Reposado, Fire and Grace syrup, Fortunella Liqueur, grapefruit juice, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and sugar cane syrup.
“Lunar New Year is the most significant Chinese holiday and is celebrated by countless people around the world,” said Corporate Executive Chef Andrew Yeo. “It is a very special time for families and loved ones to gather in a celebration of togetherness and look forward to a magnificent year ahead. For such a grand occasion, we created a menu that is packed with symbolic meaning for guests to ring in the new year with luck and fortune.”
Hakkasan is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, Fontainebleau Miami Beach; serving dinner Thursday to Monday from 6 PM – 11 PM. For more information or reservations, please visit fontainebleau.com/hakkasan or call 786-276-1388.