In honour of the Chinese New Year which falls on the 5th of February, commemorated from the 28th January to 24th February 2019, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi proudly introduces a celebration unlike any other, set to transform the restaurant into a true feast for the senses.
The dedicated offering for the Chinese New Year forms part of Hakkasan’s rich tapestry of traditions, and is upheld across its venues globally. By honouring such customs through elevation of the guest experience, Hakkasan continues to pay homage to its Chinese roots.
Most symbolic of its celebrations will be the ‘Wishing Tree’, a practice born centuries ago in Lam Tsuen, Hong Kong, whereby guests can tie ribbons with their wishes for the New Year imprinted on them, to the latticed woodwork at the venue.
With its unique ‘Wishing Tree’ set up for guests to marvel at and contribute to, a limited edition signature menu curated for the occasion, and smooth beats of the in house DJ, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi welcomes guests to relish the delights of its unique ‘Spring Festival’.
“As a part of the Chinese tradition, we are pleased to announce a month of dedicated revelries at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Celebrating the Spring Festival, we are delighted to offer to our guests a special limited signature set menu, crafted for the occasion and of course, we will continue our annual wishing tree tradition. We are inviting guests to be part of the celebrations, by writing their wishes on red ribbons for our team to hang around the restaurant, adding a sense of tangibility to the special occasion”, said Milos Zekovic, Operations Manager Middle East.
To elevate the ambiance, soothing tunes will be performed daily complimenting the guests’ culinary journey and creating a vibrant immersive experience. From Tuesday to Saturday, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi will also host a DJ, setting the mood further while residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the elegant and spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the capital landmark.
The limited edition signature set menu will feature traditional Chinese delicacies to share through the symbolic Reunion dinner with the loved ones. Upon entering the elegant venue, guests can sip on a refreshing Liào Liào, a creative welcome drink that serves to set the mood for the experience to ensue.
Dishes will include a wide variety of Asian flavours incorporated into savoury items such as the delectable Peking duck with crispy bean curd and mango, Shacha chicken puff, Roasted jasmine chicken with sticky rice, and Wok-fry lamb tenderloin with shiitake, to seafood specialties such as Superior soup with Chilean seabass and bamboo pith, Seafood sesame jian dui, Wok-fry lobster with Chinese chive and lily bulb, Stir-fry pak choi with eryngii and pioppini, there is something for everyone.
To finish the feast on a sweet note, guests can enjoy a Wealth Pot, a dessert whose inspiration lies in traditional Chinese beliefs symbolizing good fortune, in line with Hakkasan’s aim of bringing good luck to its guests over the Chinese New Year.
Promising an impeccably curated Chinese New Year feast, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi will bring the Spring Festival to life in the UAE capital.
What: Chinese New Year
When: 28th January – 24th February 2019
Where: Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
Price: AED 498
Reservations: +971 2 690 7739