Harvey Nichols collaborates with Ching-He Huang to launch Chinese New Year Menu
Harvey Nichols has collaborated with chef Ching-He Huang to create an elegant, limited edition Chinese New Year Menu. The exclusive menu will be served across all Harvey Nichols restaurants from 16th to 26th February.*
Renowned internationally as an ambassador for Chinese cuisine and for delivering exciting dishes which appeal to East and West alike, Ching has created a diverse and enticing "Yin Yang," menu consisting of six sumptuous dishes and three traditional “Kai Wei Cai,” (appetizers), using the finest specialty ingredients, fusing modern flavours with Chinese heritage.
Inspired by the complementary yet contradictory forces of the Chinese Yin Yang, Ching has created three deliciously virtuous and three devilishly decadent signature dishes, sitting together as a harmonious menu of six; all which can be enjoyed along with the Kai Wei Cai as sharing dishes, with prices ranging from just £5 to £7.
"I am extremely excited to be working exclusively with Harvey Nichols to curate their Chinese New Year menu. This is my first collaboration with a portfolio of restaurants and I could not think of a more suitable partner than Harvey Nichols, whose emphasis on style and quality dining mirror my own approach to cuisine. Together we will be creating a fabulous collaboration for Chinese New Year."
Tantalizing the taste buds further, will be a month-long Yum Bun Pop-Up in the Fifth floor Foodmarket, serving irresistibly soft, authentic steamed buns bursting with a choice of far-out, far-East fillings. The daily changing Yum Bun menu will serve three enticing options, including sweet buns using Yee Kwan’s two brand new ice cream flavours - Vietnamese Coffee and Toasted Coconut, launching exclusively at Harvey Nichols.
For further information visit http://www.harveynichols.com
*Excluding Birmingham, Dublin and The OXO Tower Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar
Traditional Afternoon Tea has been given a glam-rock makeover at K West Hotel in Shepherds Bush. Guests can swap traditional hot drinks for tea-infused cocktails, and even enjoy the treat late at night like a true rockstar from 10pm-1am. Who doesn’t love cocktails and cake at midnight?
Formerly the BBC Building Kensington House in the 60s, an endless list of Rock ‘N’ Roll royalty has stayed, played and misbehaved at K West including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bowie, The Kinks and Roxy Music, to name a few.
Priced at £22.50 and served from 2-6pm in the newly launched Studio Bar & Kitchen, The Glam Rock Afternoon Tea will pay tribute to the hotel’s music heritage in a playful, fun and stylish way. The tea will be served on vintage record covers, with electric blue and pink teapots and teacups, adding some glam to the rock.
A Glam Rock Prosecco Afternoon Tea is available for £29.50, and the ‘Rock ‘N’ Cocktails Midnight Tea is priced at £32.50. This cocktail tea will include a selection of five shots of cocktails, or one cocktail each. All tipples will be made using different flavours of fruit tea, such as ‘Lemon Lennon’ with Citrus vodka, limoncello, lemon tea, lime, soda water and lemonade; or ‘Elder vs Flower’ with Hendrick's gin, mandarin vodka, elderflower tea, fresh lime and lemonade.
All of the Rock Tea’s will include fresh ‘rolling scones’ with clotted cream & strawberry compote, as well as a selection of delectable cakes decorated with edible music notes, Mini gooey chocolate brownies; Lemon tarts; Almond & orange cake; a selection of Macaroons and White Chocolate Ganache Lollipops spiked with popping candy.
A selection of delicious finger sandwiches is also included, such as Scottish salmon and cream cheese on rye bread; British ham and old school piccalilli on white seeded bread; and Coronation chicken on fruit & nut bread.
The Glam Rock Afternoon Teas will be served in the newly refurbished Studio Bar & Kitchen, which has also been designed to reflect the hotel’s rich music heritage.
For reservations, please call: 020 8008 6600 or visit www.k-west.co.uk.
K West Hotel & Spa
Celebrate Chinese New Year by experiencingThe Lion Dance at Royal China restaurants
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Royal China restaurants will be offering guests the chance to experience one of the most powerful and entertaining traditions of the festivities – a live ‘Lion Dance’, which is thought to bring good luck.
As is tradition, there will be two dancers under a beautiful lion costume - one acting as the head and the other as the body. Dancing to atmospheric music of drums, cymbals and gongs, the lion has a mirror on its head, so evil spirits will be frightened away by their own reflections.
Visitors to Royal China restaurants in London will be able to see The Lion Dance over several dates from 20-28 Feb at 7.30pm:
· Baker Street: 20 February and 25 February 2015
· Queensway: 23 February 2015
· Canary Wharf: 24 February 2015
· Harrow on the Hill: 27 February 2015
· Fulham: 28 February 2015
For more information or bookings, visit www.royalchinagroup.co.uk.
Valentine's Day treats from PAUL
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the expert pâtissiers at PAUL, the fifth generation of family-run French artisan bakeries, pâtisseries and cafés, have created a deliciously loved-up Fraisier St. Valentin.
The ideal sharing size for two, the delectable heart-shaped treat combines light Genoese sponge, crème mousseline and fresh strawberries, topped with decadent pale pink marzipan.
Priced at £11.95, the carefully crafted delight will be available in all PAUL shops from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th February and can be ordered online* for collection and delivery in London from Friday 30th January.
Smaller yet equally delicious indulgences, come in the romantic form of an exclusive chocolate and raspberry ‘You & Me’ macaron or éclair duo, priced at £6.95 for each pair, decorated with edible chocolate. Each item can be purchased individually at £3.50.
For more information, visit http://www.paul-uk.com.
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