The Ultimate New York Fortune Cookie

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In celebration of Chinese New Year, Hakkasan New York commissioned the quintessential New York novelist Jay McInerney to pen the fortunes for their luxe take on the classic fortune cookie.

A combination of a fortune cookie and a macaron, the new “macartune” must be cracked open to reveal McInerney’s Manhattan-centric musings on glamour, sex, ambition, love and heartbreak.

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“I’ve written books, countless magazine articles, wine columns and even screenplays.  I guess with these fortunes, I’m pushing the boundaries on short-form,” quipped McInerney, who’s written such contemporary classics as Bright Lights, Big City.

As the number eight represents prosperity in Chinese tradition, a total of 88 different McInerney-penned fortunes are hidden in the new treat conceived by Hakkasan New York’s Executive Pastry Chef Alexander Zecena. A few of McInerney’s fortunes that diners may find include:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try botox.”

“Looking good is the best revenge – especially in the front row at Fashion Week.”

“Your neighborhood coffee shop will close, and a Rite Aid will take its place.”The macartunes are being served complimentary at Hakkasan New York during dinner service for the entire month of February.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Hakkasan New York commissioned the quintessential New York novelist Jay McInerney to pen the fortunes for their luxe take on the classic fortune cookie.

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