Rita Ora and Calvin Harris
This week Rita Ora went for dinner with her boyfriend Calvin Harris at Hakkasan restaurant before she went for a a few hair extension put in.
Hakkasan was founded in 2001 and has become one of the most successful modern restaurant concepts in London. Chef Tong Chee Hwee has led the Hakkasan kitchen since its inception, arriving directly from the Summer Pavilion, the famed Chinese restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Singapore. Tong’s dedication to the art of Chinese cuisine has seen him receive the Carlton Restaurant Award for best London chef in 2005.
Opening September 19, 2013
Now accepting reservations.
The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is located in the heart of Los Angeles’s most coveted neighborhood and will offer a unique combination of authentic yet modern Cantonese cuisine, impeccable service and an elegant ambiance. Hakkasan’s culinary program is helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon, who has created a distinct menu for the Beverly Hills location. Hakkasan classics such as the Roasted Silver Cod with Champagne and Chinese Honey and Crispy Duck Salad will be offered alongside options created specifically for the Beverly Hills location including a number of lighter fare selections.
The dramatic main dining area seats 132 and features sculpted white marble calacatta walls and oak accents. The restaurant is surrounded by a series of intricately carved Chinese screens known as the “Cage,” a signature Hakkasan design element, giving guests a sense of privacy at their respective tables. For guests that seek a more intimate meal, The Lotus – the private dining room directly off the main room that can seat up to 18 guests – offers a quiet and elegant space for a tastefully enhanced VIP experience.
The couple weren’t dining alone though, as Rita tweeted numerous photos from the night which showed a full table of people enjoying the famed Chinese cuisine.
Lychee Martini recipe
6 ounces vodka
4 ounces lychee juice
2 lychees, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add vodka, lychee juice and vermouth. Shake until chilled. Pour into 2 martini glasses and garnish with lychees.
Hakkasan menu from Mayfair London – some ideas
- Braised dried whole abalone (10 head) – Whole extra-Supreme abalone with morel mushroom and sea cucumber (24 hours notice required)
- Steamed mini New Zealand lobster wrapped in glass vermicelli with Gu Yue Long Shan rice wine and chilli garlic sauce