“Have I gone mad?” asked the Mad Hatter.
“I’m afraid so,” said Alice. “You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Slide down the rabbit hole into The Hutong and join new-chefs-to-the-Beijing-scene Jane Lee and Lianne Cheng in a culinary trail through Wonderland. Come with as much “muchness” as you can muster up, and expect to have a spread of delicacies delicious enough to make you futterwacken. Vigorously.
If you are not one for dressing up, you can breathe a sigh of relief – this is not a mandatory costume party. But if you’d like to add to the decor and atmosphere, you are most certainly welcome to carry or wear a prop that fits the plot!
You might lose your head, if you haven’t already, and believe in six impossible things by the time the night is over. Or perhaps you might be shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. Don’t say we didn’t warn you …
Date and Time: July 26, 6.30pm
Where: The Hutong’s Rooftop Terrace
Price: RMB 320, 280 for members
The Purple Cheshire Cat – Creamy purple sweet potato smothered with crumbed Greek feta, plastered between layers of slow-roasted eggplant, served with a thick yoghurt and mint sauce.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat Wings – Tender chicken wings baked to perfection in a dark tamarind and soy sauce marinade
Croquet Balls – Melt-in-your-mouth pork braised in a concoction of spices and coconut milk, enclosed in a crispy-baked brown rice shell with roasted pumpkin and caramelised red onion, served with a chunky roasted red pepper and tomato chutney
Curious “Oysters” – Crispy golden-brown seared scallops on a bed of seaweed and leek with a buttery sauce
Absolem the Caterpillar – Soft and succulent cabbage rolls stuffed with rice, vegetables and minced beef mixed with a fusion of Middle Eastern spices
Mock Turtle Soup – A velvety green broccoli, spinach and parmesan soup
Mad Hatter’s Unbirthday Cake – A rich and moist red velvet and devil’s food cake with a cream cheese frosting
Eat Me Biscuits – Smooth white chocolate cream sandwiched between lemon and basil shortbread biscuits
Queen of Hearts Tarts – Sweet almond tarts filled with a centre of homemade raspberry jam
*free flow local beer and Tea Journeys cocktails for first hour. People arriving late will still receive their first drink complimentary
Yang Mei Drink with lemon, soda water, basil, thyme
Coffee & Tea
Cash Bar: Beer, Wines, Cocktails