Expect a sophisticated mix of Szechuan and Northern Chinese cuisine based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong, London and New York. Hutong's cuisine takes its inspiration from the dishes served in the imperial palaces of what was then Peking. The Miami version follows suit incorporates signature dishes from Hong Kong and London as well as new dishes created exclusively for the Miami restaurant with a cocktail selection inspired by ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine and stunning interiors.
The design of the triple-height room has been inspired by the local art scene - think pop-art colors offset traditional Chinese design elements - with antique bricks, hand chiseled from an architectural salvaged 1930s building in China and wooden dynasty lattice screens hand-carved by Chinese craftsmen and embellished with intricate designs.
Glamorous vibes, fiery Northern Chinese fare
Red Lantern - crispy soft-shell crab on a bed of dried Sichuan chilies; steamed halibut with rice noodles and pickled vegetables in a gently spiced broth; and Peking duck, carved table-side and served with pancakes and Sichuan king scallops with fiery red chilli, peanut and sesame pieces.
Comfortably Numb made with vanilla vodka, lychee liqueur, Sichuan pepper-infused honey and ruby red grapefruit with a rim of Sichuan peppercorns and the Emperor Qin made with mezcal reposado, dried green Szechuan peppercorns, pomegranate juice, lavender essence, citrus and egg white.
Inside the main room and towering above lies Hutong’s version of China’s famous “Great Wall”. The 70-foot long wall of hand-carved Chinese wood doors and panels pulsate as night sets in to an amazing display of color and light.