The Year of the Rooster will commence on Jan. 28. To celebrate, modern Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan is serving a special Chinese New Year menu through Feb. 11. The meal begins with a platter of roasted chicken, jelly fish, and radish tossed at the table, a traditional dish typically eaten for the New Year celebration. A selection of Hakka steamed dim sum dishes will be served as an appetizer.
The feast officially begins with the main dishes, like steamed dover sole (fish a homonym for “abundance” in Cantonese) with pumpkin, shiitake mushrooms, and ham; braised abalone with fat choy (black moss) and dried oyster (ingredients whose names sound like the words for “making riches” and “good fortune,” respectively); and salted egg fried rice with spring onions.
The menu ends with The Golden Feather, a ginger panna cotta with mandarin orange (a symbol of auspiciousness) and caramelized white chocolate. A Chinese lion dance will provide entertainment and good luck for the coming year. $128 per person.
Friday, Jan. 13–Saturday, Feb. 11
311 W. 43rd St. (between Eighth & Ninth avenues)