Hakkasan restaurants around the world, from London and the United States to India, Shanghai and the Middle East, have recently launched the Only At collections, a selection of dishes, desserts and cocktails showcasing the local cuisine and culture, using ingredients and flavours synonymous with the locations.
The Only At collections in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha feature ingredients influenced by the region, such as saffron, dates and orange flower water in the Only At The Palace dessert in Hakkasan Abu Dhabi; the delicate cinnamon and chilli spices in the cocktails in the Only At Dubai collection; and the sweet fresh sea bream in the dishes in the Only At Doha collection.
Three local apples, a dessert in the Only At West 43rd Street collection in Hakkasan New York, celebrates autumn using home-grown varieties of apples, with a Honeycrisp apple tarte, caramelised Braeburn, and Crispin puree with Concord grape sorbet. Locally caught Californian silver sea perch is used in a dish in the Only At Kearny One collection in Hakkasan San Francisco, prepared in a traditionally Cantonese way by steaming and serving with spicy lemon sauce, while the Only At Fontainebleau collection in Hakkasan Miami features a selection of fresh fish seafood such as the South Florida spiny lobster, served with a Hong Kong-style XO sauce.
This season is synonymous with mangoes in India, and the sweet fruit features in the Only At Mumbai collection in a dessert of Mango and coconut iced truffle, while the intricate cooking techniques of Shanghai are celebrated in dishes of Shaoxing drunken chicken and crispy duck roll with foie gras in the Only At Shanghai collection.
The Only At collection in London includes dishes that utilise fresh ingredients sourced from local farms, such as the Grilled organic Rhug lamb cutlets in soy, with sweet baby coriander and chilli at Hakkasan Mayfair, and Spicy Rhug Estate lamb cannon with kumquat, ginger and garlic at Hanway Place: the award-winning grass-fed lamb is born, bred and reared on a farm at Rhug in Corwen.
The Only At collections celebrate the many talents of the people behind the scenes at Hakkasan, from the diverse skills of the kitchens to the expertise of the bar teams across the world.