Chinese banquets include upwards of 10 courses, which is fun in itself. But what if you want a menu that is more modern, and doesn’t leave guests in a food coma—especially if there is a dance floor?
W Hong Kong is adding a modern twist to the traditional Chinese wedding banquet with a menu created by James Sharman of One Star House Party—a group of chefs who is travelling around the world to open 20 pop-up restaurants in 20 countries, all within 20 months.
James Sharman trained under Tom Aikens, the chef behind Restaurant Story in London and Hong Kong’s The Pawn, and has worked at Noma as well. Much like Aitkens and Noma’s Rene Redzepi, Sharman champions using locally sourced ingredients for his dishes.
His approach adds a unique spin to many of the traditional dishes that are mainstays of a Chinese wedding banquet.
Browse the gallery below for a preview of his delicious menu.
All banquets start with a large platter of suckling pig, but Sharman’s version pairs the slices of pork with pickled radish and wolfberries pickled in char siu sauce.
Other dishes include seared scallops with broccoli puree and lotus root, and Chinese-style roast chicken in a ginger and sesame sauce. For the carb-heavy dishes that typically come just before the dessert, Sharman added barbeque pork dumplings with wild garlic and fried rice baked in bamboo.
The Hong Kong-style milk tea is transformed into one of two desserts, served like a parfait with walnut butter and ginger. The second dessert features hawthorn-flavoured squares of mochi that guests can dip into red bean cream like a fondue.
For more information on the Wed Like a Celeb Menu by James Sharman of One Star House Party, or any of W Hong Kong’s other Wed Like a Celeb wedding packages, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +852 3717 2927