Awaken the senses…. Wednesday’s ‘Red Lantern Evening’ offer eight signature dishes including Hutong’s famous fiery Red Lantern and free-flow cocktails
Globally acclaimed restaurant and bar Hutong is launching its new Wednesday night dining event, ‘Red Lantern Evening’, weekly from 5th August. With a delicious eight-dish menu showcasing Hutong’s occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine matched with free-flow drinks, Red Lantern Evening at Hutong is the go-to for after-dark escapism, perfect when so many summer travel plans are on pause.
According to Chinese tradition, red lanterns are hung for special occasions, welcoming guests from near and far. And at Hutong, in the prestigious DIFC, Wednesday is a cause for a special celebration with the new Red Lantern Evening, offering a menu of eight stand-out dishes priced at AED 245 per person. The dinner starts with a selection of three dishes, including the delicate but indulgent Wild Mushroom & Truffle Bao, lauded by The New York Times as amongst the best dim sum in Manhattan. Main-courses include the signature Ma La Chilli Prawns; tender but crunchy prawns in ‘lip-numbing’ Sichuan peppercorns and spices. Then comes the star of the evening, Hutong’s famous Red Lantern; crispy soft-shell crab served in a basket of fiery Sichuan red peppers – wonderfully juicy and spicy. The feast is rounded-off with the delightfully light Bao and Soy dessert.
To elevate the evening further, guests can choose to match the meal with free-flow drinks, including premium bubbles for AED 395 per person, or sparkling grape at AED 295 per person and a selection of Hutong’s house cocktails, created especially to compliment the meal. Not to be missed is the Comfortably Numb, a delicious concoction with vanilla and lychee tones served in a glass laced with spicy peppercorns; a lip-tingling sensation!
Guests arriving for the Red Lantern Evening at Hutong’s discreet location at Gate Building 6 in DIFC, with its own private drop-off and valet, pass the cascading water-feature to arrive in the plush vaulted-ceiling restaurant which brings to life the Silk Road where Chinese and Arabic cultures meet and blend. Marvel at the hand-crafted sandstone wall, inspired by the Emin Minaret in Urumqi in Xinjiang province, 30-foot-high intricately carved wood screens and centre stage the famous Hutong Wishing Tree where guests can place their own wishes. Outside is a garden terrace, perfect for laid-back evenings as fall approaches.
Instagram-friendly, seductive and sometimes surprising, Hutong’s Red Lantern Evenings are set to become the place to see and be seen post lockdown, firing up the senses and ensuring an elegantly late finish.
Gate Building 6, DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Entrance faces DIFC roundabout and the Museum of the Future, across the street from UP tower.
Valet Parking – pull in beside the restaurant on Al Sukook Street.
Telephone: +971 42 200 868
Born in Hong Kong in 2003, Hutong restaurant quickly became much loved for its contemporary and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine as well as its stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline. The restaurant received many awards including the first Michelin star awarded to a Chinese restaurant in the city. Today there are five Hutongs in the family – London, which opened in 2008 in The Shard, Europe’s tallest building; New York opening in 2019, named the fifth best restaurant by the New York Times; Miami also opening in 2019 and Dubai in 2020. Each Hutong shares the same DNA but has its own look and character – much like sisters. Hutong is part of Aqua Restaurant Group.
ABOUT AQUA RESTAURANT GROUP:
In 2000, former lawyer David Yeo, launched aqua restaurant with a vision to bring some of the chic restaurant buzz of New York, Tokyo and London to Hong Kong. It proved such a phenomenal success that today Aqua Restaurant Group has grown to a formidable culinary empire of more than 20 ground-breaking outlets in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Dubai and our home Hong Kong.
Throughout the years, Aqua Restaurant Group’s fundamental philosophy has remained unchanged; to prepare exquisite food using the freshest, highest quality produce and to prepare it in a way where the true flavours shine. This is coupled with service that is approachable and unobtrusive, and always in a jaw-dropping stylish environment that features the very best of innovative Asian-inspired contemporary design, right down to the last small details, which has become the hallmark of the Aqua Restaurant Group.
The Group’s portfolio embraces more than six different cuisines with brands headed by aqua and Hutong (famous for its occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine), extending to The Chinese Library and Statement in Hong Kong’s heritage Tai Kwun and Dim Sum Library and Shiro. The Group goes beyond restaurants and bars, operating Hong Kong’s few remaining red-sail Chinese junk boats aqua luna and extending guests’ experience of Hong Kong.