United Arab Emirates Dinner
Abu Dhabi, November 14, 2020
Murmurs of delight around the tables
" Hakkasan specialises in modern Cantonese cuisine "

We held a wonderful dinner at Hakkasan the multi-award winning restaurant situated in the spectacular Emirates Palace Hotel.

Hakkasan specialises in modern Cantonese cuisine. Restaurant General Manager Anthony Ma and Executive Chef Lee Kok Heng certainly gave us a wonderful evening.

In pleasantly cool temperatures, guests were welcomed with a glass of Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV, whilst enjoying views of the city’s skyline from the terrace’s ambience. Adventurous souls tried “The Hakka”, a cocktail made from Ketel One Vodka, kome to mizu sake, lychee, lime, coconut and passion fruit. For the canapés there were delicious mango chicken and fried squid with bonito flakes.

Chef Lee gave us a description of the menu to come. Échanson Sandeep Sathees, described the accompanying wines.

MENU

Starters
“Supreme steamed dim sum platter”
gold leaf har gau (steamed shrimp dumplings)
abalone and chicken shu mai
wild mushroom dumpling

Fried soft shell crab
with red chilli, curry leaf and chicken floss

Crispy duck salad
with pomelo, pine nut and shallot

‘Rag & Bone' Riesling 2018
Magpie Estate, Eden Valley, South Australia

First main course
Charcoal grilled Chilean seabass with honey

Wok-fried wild prawn with lotus root
in black bean sauce

Stir-fry sugar snap, cloud ear and ginger
with water chestnuts

Sancerre ‘Silex' 2017
Michel Girard, Loire Valley, France

Second main course
Roast chicken with satay sauce

Jasmine tea smoked Wagyu beef ribs

Edamame egg fried rice

Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Napa Valley, California

Dessert
Hot chocolate banana fondant
with vanilla ice cream

Macau style egg tart

Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage 2012
Douro Valley, Portugal

Served in the ‘sharing’ table concept, the murmurs of delight around the tables left no doubt that the meal was indeed something special.

At the conclusion of the dinner, Chargé de Missions Honoraire Wolfgang Johannson gave the appreciation in front of the assembled kitchen and service brigades. The members showed their enthusiasm with loud applause.

From the comments of the members, as the evening came to a close, a return visit by the Chaîne to Hakkasan is certainly expected.

Vive la Chaîne

Rinaldo Boscaro
Chargé de Missions