Michelin-starred fine-dining Chinese restaurant HKK in the City, (part of the Hakkasan Group) have launched our dream Saturday lunch pairing Duck & Champagne. The four-courses consist of roast cherry wood Peking duck – the restaurant’s signature dish prepared over forty-eight hours – cooked with rare Chinese ingredients and techniques that result in a series of exquisite dishes unique to the restaurant. Louis Rogederer Champagne accompany these divine dishes that showcase the skill and expertise of the Chinese kitchen, led by Hakkasan and HKK’s Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee.
With its trademark crispy skin and umami-rich juicy flesh, Peking duck is one of the most influential and famous dishes of China, with a history spanning hundreds of years. Duck & Champagne celebrates the journey of the Peking duck through the artistry of the Chinese kitchen, from the duck’s birth in Silver Hill Farm where the Irish climate is ideal for farming, through the two day process of preparing and cooking, to the carving and individuality of serving styles. At HKK each duck is marinated in a glaze of Chinese five spice, lemon grass, sugar, vinegar and garlic, and is hung to dry for minimum of twenty-four hours at 3°C, before being placed in the custom-made glass-windowed firestone oven for one and a half hours over a cherry wood fire until the meat is succulent and the glossy skin crisp.
We can’t wait to give this a go, just writing this is making our mouth water. The Duck & Champagne menu is priced at £49 per person and include a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, Blue crab salad and One whole Cherry wood roasted Peking duck. Available each Saturday lunch at HKK in the City, we’ve got a feeling this is going to be popular…
HKK, 88 Worship St, London EC2A 2BE
T020 3535 1888