Welcome in the Year of the Horse, with ‘China 2020’, an interactive à la carte menu available until October 2014 at Breeze, lebua’s awarding-winning Asian restaurant, at The Dome.
As China prospers and grows in sophistication, the trends are all pointing in one direction: towards a greater variety of healthful and medicinal cuisine, better quality ingredients, and a more experiential and experimental attitude to both dining and drinking. The Chinese are increasingly moving away from their parents’ home, and buying their own residences closer to cities and work. They are developing a lifestyle of their own, a new way of living and eating, while remembering the healthy traditional recipes of the past. Dining out will no longer be the same in China, as expectations and budgets increase, not to mention levels of sophistication.
lebua’s chefs have been watching these trends, and they’ve used their observations to create an entirely new dining and drinking experience, modeled from their predications of the look, taste, and feel of Chinese dining in 2020.
Each dish, named DISCOVERY (roasted Barberie duck with water chestnut, Shitake mushrooms and Chinese wine sauce served in a pandora box), YOUTH (Chinese beef burger with vegetable fries), EXCITEMENT (Japanese Omi beef tenderloin with lucky sauce), APPEARANCE (Maine lobster, Fin de Claire oyster, foie gras, baby squid, deep sea prawn, Alaskan King Crab, abalone around sea urchin) and BACK IN TIME (lamb shank with Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and homemade spicy sauce served in traditional manner), takes you on a journey as you embrace the future of dining.
Enjoy both traditional and modern favorites, with an interactive experience that will see guests mixing their own cocktails and cracking open a box to get to their dishes. The fortune cookie is no longer featured in this meal of the future, but that’s not to say luck is thrown out of the picture altogether. Instead, guests will get to choose their ‘lucky’ sauce with the role of the dice, to be served with a succulent piece of Omi beef.
In line with the increasingly trendy lifestyle of the Chinese, the drink of choice is the cocktail – with a difference. The drinks, FIRE (Havana rum, macerated dried fruits, Cognac, raspberry, refreshing sorbet and fire), AROMA (Chivas 18 yrs, raspberry liqueur, mint, home-infused maple syrup with chili and tobacco and Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne), EXPERIMENT (Gin, melon liqueur, aloe vera, guava, passion fruit, basil seeds or Vodka, Blue Curacao, pepper-cinnamon, pink grape fruit, pineapple and vanilla), LIFE (Pinot Noir, Gin, Cognac, macerated dried fruits and sparkling water) and SWEETNESS (house-made Advocate, vanilla, cinnamon, Chivas 18 yrs, lemonade, rose jelly and jasmine marshmallows), with names that promise an experience of taste and enjoyment, all add to this culinary adventure which is designed to transport the diner straight into the future.