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Hakkasan and Yauatcha Celebrate Year of the Pig this Chinese New Year

To mark the special occasion of Chinese New Year, two of London’s most prestigious Chinese restaurants, Hakkasan and Yauatcha are paying homage to the year of the Earth pig in truly artistic ways.

From 28th January to 24th February Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair will reinvent the classic fortune cookie with a poetic twist, with the help of renowned author Will Self. Will Self will be styling up the classic Hakkasan macaroon, writing fortunes on ribbon that will be tied around the sweet treats. Each macaron will feature one of Will Self’s 88 witty, satirical and sometimes dark musings on the topics most relevant to modern day life in London. The fortune macarons will be available as part of the Chinese New Year set menu and also a la carte.

Yautatcha will be celebrating the occasion with a special installation, running from 28th January to 24th February. The restaurant has collaborated with celebrated design team, Isabel and Helen Studio, who have created bespoke art installation inspired by the zodiac animal. Yauatcha have also unveiled an exclusive Chinese New Year menu to run alongside the artwork: a limited-edition 8 course of much celebrated Chines dishes.

The grand installation is formed of multiple ‘bio-morphic’ pigs suspended from the ceiling using wire and created from a series of abstract shapes made from red Perspex and gold brass, which slowly rotate in the air. In addition, the restaurant is also now adorned with grand exterior installation, covered with a vibrant red and gold vinyl wrap featuring an illustration of the Earth pig by Quentin Monge.

Hakkasan’s eight-course menu is £88 per person for a minimum of two people.

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Yautacha eight-course menu is £60 per person for a minimum of two people, and all dishes are available to order a la carte.

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Written by Jordan Crowely

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