It’s the Year of the Sheep and Hakkasan San Francisco has a Chinese New Year menu that will make you go baa baa. We had a chance to taste it first when it was unveiled on Feb. 9 and suggest you book your reservations now to enjoy this scrumptious, eight-course festive feast that is available through March 1. If you’re at Hakkasan for dinner on Feb. 19, you can ring in the new year with a traditional lion dance, in addition to dining like an emperor.
The second-floor eatery in the iconic One Kearny building is known for its modern approach to traditional Cantonese cuisine. Michelin-starred International Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon created the limited edition menu that includes a selection of Hakkasan’s acclaimed signature dishes as well as a contemporary interpretation on authentic Chinese New Year fare. Sorry Crispy duck fans but you’ll be as disappointed as we were to not see that yummy dish on the menu. Don’t worry though. There’s plenty more to satisfy your tastebuds.
The eight-course menu features a variety of authentic delicacies, such as Spicy lamb lupin wrap, a dish to bring happiness in the Year of the Sheep; Dim sum platter, to bring happiness at your doorstep; and Grilled Chilean seabass in honey, Stir-fry lily bulb and French bean with preserved olive and dry chili, a dish to bring good fortune and wealth in 2015.
Finish the meal off with the Kumquat Wishing Tree, an enchanting dessert complete with chocolate, caramelized macadamia and cocoa rocks, made to sweeten the New Year.
The menu, $138.88 per person is available for parties of two or more. Hakkasan is also offering several Chinese New Year signature a la carte dishes, starting at $20.88 each and including Fried bamboo pith roll (for good health) and Sha cha mock duck.
Cleanse your palate with the Kumquatcha, a specialty cocktail representing good fortune, prosperity and happiness.
As part of the Chinese New Year celebration, Hakkasan also is honoring the Chinese “Wishing Tree” tradition by collecting wishes from around the world and sharing them around the restaurant. Also, if you partake in the Chinese New Year menu, you’ll receive a red envelope with a special gift for a complimentary cocktail.