There are some fun special dining events and menus coming up, including the current Golden Week limited menu at ~HAKKASAN~, which is fortunately running for more than a week (from now through October 22nd). The menu is a collaboration between Hakkasan Group’s executive chef Tong Chee Hwee and chef Dabiz Muñoz, owner and executive chef of StreetXO in Mayfair (London), who has a reputation as the “enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy,” so look for an intersection of Cantonese and Spanish influences. Even the bar team is in on the menu with the Oriental Frontera (Belvedere vodka, plum sauce-infused fino sherry, pink grapefruit, chile, and Hakkasan sweet and sour). Dishes include hot and sour soup with foie gras; lamb dumpling, chocolate, and mint; chile crab dumpling, black sesame sponge, soft-shell crab; Spanish tortilla dim sum, truffle, quail egg; stir-fry rib-eye beef, gnocchi, and lily bulb; enoki mushroom noodle; three-ways crispy egg fried rice with paprika; and Naranja Cheng, with calamansi curd, orange and tarragon sorbet, tomato crémeux.
In case you ever get a craving for an English breakfast, you can now find one at LORD STANLEY! Owners Carrie and Rupert Blease are launching it this Sunday October 8th, and if it goes well, they will plan to continue doing English breakfast every first Sunday of the month. The Full English is $25 and includes fried eggs, toast, baked beans, black pudding, roasted tomatoes and mushrooms, bacon and sausage, and brown sauce. Draft beers, wine, coffee, tea, and fresh juice are available. It’s a later breakfast service, served from 11am-2pm. And what a beautiful room to brunch in. See you there?
Underway at ~HOG & ROCKS~ on Tuesdays is Southern Fried Night, which some of you may remember from Maverick (RIP). It features the infamous Maverick fried chicken (half for $30 and two fixin’s or whole for $50 and three fixin’s) with Southern-inspired fixin’s such as cornbread stuffing, charred green beans, mashed potatoes, collard greens, and mac and cheese. You also get B&B pickles, biscuits and waffles, burnt honey syrup, and Youk’s Hot Sauce. You have until December 19th to come by.
Hakkasan’s chile crab dumpling for Golden Week. Photo courtesy of Hakkasan Group.