The Opposite House in Beijing, which opened its doors in 2008 (see here), has announced its new restaurant concept, Jing Yaa Tang, set to begin operations in August. Jing Yaa Tang is a collaboration between Swire Hotels and internationally recognised restaurateur Alan Yau.
Both of Yau's London-based restaurants, Hakkasan and Yauatcha, were awarded a Michelin star – in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Hakkasan was the first Chinese cuisine restaurant ever to receive a star. Yau has since sold the majority of his stakes for both restaurants. The opening of Jing Yaa Tang marks his entry into the Mainland China market.
Yau will be serving as the lead designer and concept consultant for the restaurant. According to Brain Williams, managing director of Swire Hotels, the group is excited with the expertise and knowledge that Yau brings to the table.
“The partnership with Alan Yau is exciting for us in terms of reputation and combining creative and operational expertise, to create a new destination restaurant for Beijing. We believe our signature of classic Beijing roast duck utilising traditional cooking techniques will be well received by guests and local Beijing residents.”
As lead designer and concept consultant, it was Yau’s vision to create a Chinese restaurant that focuses on the roasted Beijing duck, and he will also be directing the ambiance and menu of the new restaurant.
The Beijing restaurant will feature 155 seats and is open for both lunch and dinner. Intending to celebrate the Beijing roast duck dish at its heart, the menu will introduce a selection of Beijing roast duck varieties, and feature an extensive range of Chinese regional dishes including Kung Pao Chicken and Dandan noodles.
Prices for Jing Yaa Tang will range from RMB 108 (US$17) per person for lunch and RMB 388-588 (US$63-96) per person for dinner.
For more information, visit www.theoppositehouse.com