NEW MID-AUTUMN MENU AT HUTONG
Hutong create a special new limited edition menu celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals, falling on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar during a full moon.
Celebrating the legend of Chang’e, the moon goddess, and Houyi, the archer and falling this year on Sunday 27th September, Mid-Autumn Festival at Hutong is a time for gathering, thanksgiving and praying.
To mark the festival, a special celebration menu created by head chef Bing Luo will be available every day at dinner. Designed for sharing in the spirit of the festival, the menu starts with two cold appetisers, Braised cuttlefish salad with Sichuan pepper and Wilted spinach with ginger sauce and toasted sesame.
Then follows Red Lantern soft-shell crab and Deboned turbot in classic spicy sauce, Beer-braised short ribs, courgette filled with minced chicken and stir-fried seasonal vegetables with garlic. The menu concludes with Taro Chinese moon-cake, Chef Bing’s contemporary interpretation of the cakes traditionally given at Mid-Autumn Festival to honour the moon. The menu is priced at £66 per person, or £100 per person with an optional wine and cocktail pairing available until 27th September 2015.