In Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year? Make reservations at the Nobu at InterContinental Hong Kong, on February 17, will showcase its innovative new-style Japanese cuisine with an 8-course menu created by executive chef Sean Mell… with ringside view of the fireworks.

The Chinese New Year Omakase menu starts with o-toro sashimi, aoume sauce / ise ebi sashmi & caviar, umami matcha powder, followed by zuwai kani, uni & ikura / nori taco with tamago sauce. Next is a whole ezo awabi with truffle foie gras miso / buri & kue sashimi, aji amarillo, kinkan dressing.

Then comes a deluxe sushi assortment, followed by crispy Spanish red prawns with salsa verde and onion ginger soy. The next course is roasted king fish with wakame karashi sumiso, followed by A5 miyazaki wagyu with jalapeño salsa, then spicy seafood udon; and for dessert, “golden wishes”: mikan, honey and pecan. (www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com)