I’ve always wanted to throw a really amazing Chinese New Year party.
In the past, we put out the Lazy Susan, eat vegetarian on New Year’s Eve, and exchange red envelopes. While traditions are always fun, it was extra fun getting to enjoy a night with some of my favorite girls at a really amazing restaurant!
Most people only think of Hakkasan as a nightclub. While it’s definitely a gorgeous club, the restaurant is amazing all on it’s own. If you’re looking for upscale Asian food, Hakkasan should definitely be on your radar. One of my favorite things about Hakkasan is the layout of the restaurant. Most of the bigger tables have an enclosed feel without being walled off. This allows you to have the feel of a private dining room without shelling out extra cash for one.
We dined on the exclusive Chinese New Year menu-
The Happy Daisy Cocktail.
They even made some gorgeous mocktail virgins for us!
Schechuan Wind Dried Oysters with Lotus Room, Braised Beef Tongue and Caramelized Walnut and Crispy Scallop in Sweet Plum Sauce.
For our main courses, we had Wok-Fry Native Lobster in Superior Stock, Rhug Estate Organic Lamb in Seaweed Soy, Baked Chilean Se Bass with Kumquat Glaze and Abalone Fried Rice in Bean Curd Wrap. Everything was so delicious!
In addition to our delicious entrees, Hakkasan was SO accomodating with food allergies and brought out some amazing gluten free substitutes for our gluten intolerant girls!
For desert, we all enjoyed individual servings of the Golden Fortune which was a delightful gingery caramel treat with lots of lemongrass flavoring. So good!!!
Of course, no Chinese New Year celebration would be complete without red envelopes and ours were filled with so many goodies from local businesses- we had giftcards from Axehole Vegas, Glam Parlor, Humble Bee, Plantone’s Italian Market, Bowlology, Groundswell Cafe, and Gelato di Milano. We can’t wait to use all these awesome goodies together!
A huge thank you to Hakkasan Group for hosting our amazing dinner and to our fabulous sponsors for the lucky goodies! As usual, all opinions are my own.