The extravagant menu will feature symbolically significant ingredients signifying luck and fortune
Hakkasan, the world-class Chinese restaurant brand, will mark Chinese New Year with a celebratory and auspicious menu that utilizes ingredients traditionally thought to usher in good fortune. The limited-edition items will be served from January 17 to February 8 as part of a prix-fixe menu and will be available to order à la carte as well.
The three-course set menu is priced at 888.000 per person. Each course in the Chinese New Year menu was meticulously designed by Corporate Executive Chef Andrew Yeo and showcases his creative culinary expertise and theatrical flair.
Highlights of the menu include Golden treasure pockets with abalone and wild mushrooms, a delicately fried dumpling decorated with gold leaf. The shape of the dumpling resembles a money bag to symbolize the arrival of wealth in the new year, and the color gold represents riches. Scallops with taro mousseline and brown butter black bean sauce feature Maine king scallops, a prized ingredient denoting new opportunities and successes on the horizon. Rounding off the menu is the indulgent Lucky Jie, a dessert with salted caramel ganache with mandarin, chili and cocoa that is presented as a Chinese knot to signify good fortune. Chinese knotting is an intricate and historic art form where fabrics are weaved into a varying of shapes denoting blessings and wishes for the year ahead.
Hakkasan will also offer a signature cocktail Cheng Zi made with Plantation rum, chili-infused Velvet Falernum, mandarin and chocolate sherbet. The mandarin is a lucky ingredient representing prosperity and fortune, making the cocktail the perfect complement to a festive Chinese New Year meal.
“Chinese 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.”
Throughout Chinese New Year, interiors of Hakkasan locations will be adorned with red wishing ribbons featuring the lucky Chinese knot. The red color of the wishing ribbons symbolizes joy and good luck, creating an auspicious environment for guests to dine in. Guests are additionally invited to write their wishes for the year ahead on the ribbons to be hung on the restaurant’s wooden latticing.
On January 24, the Chinese New Year’s eve, Hakkasan Jakarta will welcome lion dancers and erhu player into the restaurants 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 Chinese New Year menu will be served at Hakkasan Jakarta, and advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more information, please call Hakkasan Jakarta (+62 21 5080 8766) or visit hakkasan.com/jakarta.