Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019
From August 26 until September 13, 2019, Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. One of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, the festival celebrates the harvest moon, with communities gathering for a night of feasting and toasting, which Mei Ume will mark with a menu of traditional Chinese dishes and intricately crafted mooncakes ready for the main celebration on September 13.
In honour of this auspicious festival, Head Chef Tony Truong has crafted a special menu with crispy soft shell crab, pan-fried wagyu beef gyoza, and dim sum prepared by Mei Ume’s dedicated team of dim sum chefs, filled with beef sui mai, mushroom and prawn. Completing the menu will be prized angus beef wok-fried in black pepper sauce, pan-fried sea bass, roasted pork fried rice in oyster sauce, and garlic and ginger pak choi.
Taking centre stage are the emblems of the festival, mooncakes, which are traditionally gifted between friends and families on the eve of the harvest moon. From the August 26 to September 13, Mei Ume’s mooncakes will also be available to gift in a beautifully decorated box embellished with cherry blossoms. Tony has crafted four different iterations of the delicate pastries, both traditional and snow skinned. Reflecting the four seasons, flavours include red bean paste and pine nuts; white lotus with salted egg; vanilla and custard; and completing the quartet, matcha.
“Mid-Autumn Festival is always one of my favourite times of the year at Mei Ume. Back home in Guangzhou, it’s a joyful time when my family and friends gather for celebrations and to exchange mooncakes. We do the same here at Mei Ume and I look forward to sharing a mooncake with our guests,” says Tony Truong, Head Chef of Mei Ume.
The Mid-Autumn Festival Menu will be available at Mei Ume from August 19 to September 13, 2019 for GBP 78 per person. The mooncakes will be available to order from August 26 to September 13, 2019 and can be pre-ordered for collection at online.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts