Restaurant Profile: The Chinese Cricket Club celebrates the Year of the Rooster

This January, the Chinese Cricket Club, an AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, provides the perfect excuse to celebrate Chinese New Year in style.

From 27th January to 2nd February 2017, head chef Ken Wang will be cooking up a special three-course a la carte menu bursting with traditional Chinese fare that’s full of zing. Set to begin with a bang, on the night of Friday 27th January the restaurant will boast its very own traditional Lion Dance and drums performance paired with an array of fiery Baijiu cocktails.

Ken Wang – Head Chef of the Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant, Crowne Plaza, London, The City

Located within Crowne Plaza, Blackfriars, delectable dishes on the menu include corn-fed free range chicken salad served in Sichuan hot & numbing sauce, £9.80, sesame jellyfish salad, £9.00, and homemade chilli edamame Hunan style, £6.00 to start, followed by mains such as sautéed venison tenderloin with red wine black pepper sauce, £28.00, slow-stew lamb shank with Chinese red dates, £18.00, and dan-dan noodles with minced pork in chilli soup, £5.00. Rounding off the meal is a sweet black sesame rice ball, £6.50.

Northern-style Beef, sautéed with a spicy hot and aromatic sauce
Aromatic Duck Pancakes

A Chinese New Year celebration wouldn’t be complete without a Baijiu cocktail or two. Served just in time for Baijiu Cocktail Week from 27th January to 11th February, aficionados and the adventurous can sample the concoctions in Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne Bar, located downstairs within Crowne Plaza. Made with the world’s most popular white spirit, Baijiu, known as Chinese firewater, the potions are sure to kick-start any evening. Choose the Baijiu Sling, a tasty mix of Tanqueray gin, cherry herring, Cointreau, Baijiu, Grenadine and pineapple juice; or the Baijiu Spitz, a heady fusion of Baijiu, Kamm & Sons, a dash of elderflower, lemon and Prosecco, just £9.50 each.

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