25th October 2020 - Dubai, UAE: Hutong, the contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant and bar located in the DIFC, invites guests to celebrate Halloween on Saturday October 31st with a specially themed edition of its popular Red Lantern Evening. Inspired by Netflix’s legendary “Money Heist”, otherwise known as “La Casa de Papel”, Hutong invites guests to be fully immersed in one of the most-watched series in the world.
With a delicious eight-dish menu showcasing Hutong’s occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine matched with free-flow drinks, Red Lantern Evening at Hutong is the go-to for after-dark escapism this Halloween. The dinner starts with a selection of three dishes, including the delicate but indulgent Wild Mushroom & Truffle Bao, lauded by The New York Times as amongst the best dim sum in Manhattan. Main-courses include the signature Ma La Chilli Prawns; tender but crunchy prawns in ‘lip-numbing’ Sichuan peppercorns and spices. Then comes the star of the evening, Hutong’s famous Red Lantern; crispy soft-shell crab served in a basket of fiery Sichuan red peppers – wonderfully juicy and spicy. The feast is rounded-off with the delightfully light Bao and Soy dessert.
To elevate the evening further, guests can choose to match the meal with free-flow drinks, including Moët & Chandon Champagne for AED 398 per person, or Prosecco at AED 248 per person and a selection of Hutong’s house cocktails, created especially to compliment the meal. Not to be missed is the ‘Papel Martini’, a delicious passion fruit riff on the traditional.
Staff will be donned in the TV-show’s iconic red jumpsuits and creepy Dali-masks as the resident DJ Ivan Minuti dials-up the ambiance with live music and dancers perform throughout the night. Located in the bustling DIFC, diners can feast on the Red Lantern Evening in Hutong’s spectacular interiors, inspired by the Silk Road and admire the intricate design. As temperatures drop, guests can also choose to celebrate the occasion on the restaurant’s spacious and discreet private terrace.
The regular Red Lantern Evening will be moved from Wednesday October 28th to Saturday October 31st in celebration of Halloween
Details: Halloween Red Lantern Evening
Location: Hutong at Gate Building 6 in DIFC
Timings: 20:00 until late
Price: AED 298 per person for eight-dish menu; additional AED 148 per person for two hours of free-flow Hutong Signature cocktails; additional AED 248 per person for Zonin Prosecco Brut or additional AED 398 for Moët & Chandon (both Prosecco and Champagne options include selected wines, house spirits and Hutong house cocktails)
Reservations are available on www.hutong-dubai.com or by phone on +971-42 200 868
Gate Building 6, DIFC Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Entrance faces DIFC roundabout and the Museum of the Future, across the street from UP tower.
Valet Parking - pull in beside the restaurant on Al Sukook Street.
Telephone: +971 42 200 868
Born in Hong Kong in 2003, Hutong restaurant quickly became much loved for its contemporary and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine as well as its stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline. The restaurant received many awards including the first Michelin star awarded to a Chinese restaurant in the city. Today there are five Hutongs in the family - London, which opened in 2008 in The Shard, Europe’s tallest building; New York opening in 2019, named the fifth best restaurant by the New York Times; Miami also opening in 2019 and Dubai in 2020. Each Hutong shares the same DNA but has its own look and character - much like sisters. Hutong is part of Aqua Restaurant Group.
About Aqua Restaurant Group:
In 2000, former lawyer David Yeo, launched aqua restaurant with a vision to bring some of the chic restaurant buzz of New York, Tokyo and London to Hong Kong. It proved such a phenomenal success that today Aqua Restaurant Group has grown to a formidable culinary empire of more than 20 ground-breaking outlets in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Dubai and our home Hong Kong.
Throughout the years, Aqua Restaurant Group’s fundamental philosophy has remained unchanged; to prepare exquisite food using the freshest, highest quality produce and to prepare it in a way where the true flavours shine. This is coupled with service that is approachable and unobtrusive, and always in a jaw-dropping stylish environment that features the very best of innovative Asian-inspired contemporary design, right down to the last small details, which has become the hallmark of the Aqua Restaurant Group.
The Group’s portfolio embraces more than six different cuisines with brands headed by aqua and Hutong (famous for its occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine), extending to The Chinese Library and Statement in Hong Kong’s heritage Tai Kwun and Dim Sum Library and Shiro. The Group goes beyond restaurants and bars, operating Hong Kong’s few remaining red-sail Chinese junk boats aqua luna and extending guests' experience of Hong Kong.