Lunar New Year Menu
Crustacean Beverly Hills, the iconic restaurant from House of AN’s Master Chef Helene An–who is credited as the mother of Asian fusion food in America–introduces a Lunar New Year menu for the first time ever. Available from February 5-8, 2019, the menu features traditional dishes that represent good luck and prosperity, including an 8-Hour Massaged Suckling Pig to honor the Year of the Pig. Crustacean also incorporates colors and other food that have symbolic meaning into the Lunar New Year celebration, including red for good fortune or luck; gold for wealth; sticky rice and noodles for longevity; pork for land; squab and quail for heaven; seafood for sea; and more.
Executive Chef Helene An and lauded Chef Tony Nguyen, who is newly spearheading the kitchen at the restaurant, have worked closely together to create their modern interpretation of Vietnamese gastronomy while also paying homage to Lunar New Year’s history. While An’s Asian fusion cuisine remains intact, Nguyen utilizes his impressive culinary training and techniques to modernize the dishes at Crustacean, which can be seen throughout the Lunar New Year offerings. There are two price points for the menu, which are $198 (the menu below) and $88 excluding tax and gratuity. Click here to see the two full menus.
For Good Fortune
Envelope of Royal Lobster, Pho Consommé, Edible Gold
From the Sky
Sunchoke Puree, Braised Shiitake Mushrooms, Pork Belly Jam
From the Sea
Dover Sole Congee
Late Winter Truffle, Parmesan Dusted Long Bread, Young Ginger
An’s Famous Garlic Toasted Dungeness Crab
In the Shell or out of the Shell
Lemongrass Steamed Chilean Seabass
Forbidden Rice Risotto, 24K Gold, Braised Leeks
An’s Famous Garlic Noodle
Roasted Garlic, An’s Secret Sauce
Rice Patty Longevity Noodle
From the Land
8-Hour Massaged Suckling Pig
Good Luck Sticky Red Rice, Green Onion Confit, Truffle Ponzu
For Happiness & Abundance
Mandarin Puree, Lychee, Coconut, Tahitian Vanilla
To complement the cuisine, Crustacean’s new sophisticated and versatile design features several floating walls that can shift to accommodate multiple dining experiences, such as an intimate family dinner for Lunar New Year. Booths, communal tables, indoor and outdoor dining and a chef’s table with an open glass kitchen are also available throughout the restaurant with posh gray and pink seating. Other elements include a lavish U-shaped bar that spills onto the patio as well as the restaurant’s signature “walk on water” aesthetic that has doubled in size.
Crustacean is located at 468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. For Lunar New Year reservations, please visit crustaceanbh.com/reservation or call 310.205.8990. Follow the restaurant on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.