This coming January sees Michelin-starred dim sum teahouse Yauatcha celebrate the illustrious colour red for Chinese New Year.
In Chinese culture the colour red is synonymous with good luck and joy and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, symbolising fire and fortune. Yauatcha has created a range of 10 different petits gateaux each decorated a vibrant shade of red, alongside a red cocktail using the Chinese spirit baijiu and a red dim sum dish all available from 16th January to 11th February.
The 10 red petits gateaux created by the Yauatcha pastry team feature a range of flavours including the signature Raspberry delice and Chocolate pebble, as well as newer additions such as the Blackberry tart featuring a lemon crème with seasonal, sweet blackberries and the Coconut Lime petit gateau with a coconut mousse and tangy lime curd on a coconut sable base, all available à la carte or to take away. Guests will receive the retail patisserie in a luxurious limited edition gold-foiled red bag to mark the special occasion.
In addition Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee has created a red dim sum dish containing Truffle crabmeat dumplings with a bright red casing to bring prosperity and wealth to guests for the forthcoming year. The exclusive ‘Red Moutai’ cocktail was created especially for Chinese New Year, bold red in colour to symbolise good fortune and containing the Chinese spirit Moutai baijiu, mixed with vodka, pineapple and elderflower.
Throughout the campaign Yauatcha Soho and Yauatcha City will be home to an impressive array of glowing red Chinese lanterns creating a festive atmosphere. Guests will also experience a traditional, celebratory Chinese lion dance in Yauatcha City on 27th January and Yauatcha Soho on 29th January.
Launching over Chinese New Year will be Yauatcha Life, a printed annual magazine with bespoke stories, poems and illustrations covering a multitude of topics related to Chinese culture and food. The publication will be available at Yauatcha restaurants from 16th January or by subscribing via the Yauatcha website.
The Chinese New Year menu and festive decorations will be in the restaurant from 16th January to 11th February. Each petit gateau will be priced at £5.90 from the retail counter and £8.80 à la carte.