3 Restaurants to Try this Chinese New Year
A light in the depths of winter, Chinese New Year falls on Sunday 22nd January with celebrations taking place across the globe. 2023 will be the ear of the Rabbit which symbolises peace, prosperity and luck – a totem of hope we can all get behind right now. In the spirit of celebration, we’re sharing our top recommendations for Chinese restaurants to visit this season, all serving Rathfinny to add a touch of sparkle to your special occasion.
Cantonese restaurant, Yauatcha is the place to go for Chinese New Year celebrations with two locations: City and Soho. The restaurants have been transformed with paper bunny lanterns and will serve a Chinese New Year feasting menu, between 10th January until 7th February. Our 2018 Classic Cuvée is available both by the glass and by the bottle, making it perfect to pair with Yauatcha City’s signature crispy duck, mushroom dim sum and bean sprout Singapore noodles.
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China Tang at The Dorchester
Stepping into the glamourous interiors of China Tang at The Dorchester evokes the decadence of 1930s Shanghai. As per tradition, head chef Chong Choi Fong has designed an exclusive menu of special Chinese New Year dishes aptly named to bring good tidings to guests. These include ‘May you Realise your Ambition’ comprising of wok-fried tiger prawns or ‘Eternal Spring Returns’ of seasonal snow pea shoots topped with white crab meat. Meanwhile, the pastry team will serve a one-off dessert designed around the theme of the rabbit, along with red lantern macarons as petit fours.
Here you’ll find a bottle of our 2018 Blanc de Noirs which pairs beautifully with red meat dishes and is bold enough to take on a lick of chilli heat. Lion dances provide entertainment on Lunar New Year’s Eve, Saturday 21st and Lunar New Year’s Day, Sunday 22nd.
For fine dining Chinese cuisine, look no further than Hakkasan where they will be serving a Year of the Rabbit menu with food designed to be shared among the table. Priced at £128 per two guests, choose from a menu of small eats of octopus salad or seafood dumplings, followed by mains of stir-fried Wagyu beef or cherrywood smoked roasted duck and ‘Lucky Rabbit’ black sesame mousse with raspberry sumac sorbet to finish. Our 2018 Classic Cuvée will be a joyous accompaniment to your meal. The limited-edition menu is available between 12th January until 7th February.
All guests are invited to write a wish on a piece of red ribbon and attach it to the wishing trees whilst traditional lion dances will provide entertainment at Hakkasan Hanway Place on 22nd January at 2pm and at Hakkasan Mayfair on 25th January at 6pm.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!