With the London weather looking dim we’re hoping our boss will book us a trip to Japan, because why not. She’s never hinted so the odds seem low.
The next best thing is the new sake experience that The London Dorchester Collection currently offer at BAR 45 and American steak restaurant ,CUT, at 45 Park Lane.
The new sake offering is inspired by, 45 Park Lane’s entertaining head sommelier, Vanessa Cinti’s recent qualification as a sake sommelier. This certificate is recognised across the globe and has been awarded by The Sake Sommelier Association.
A ‘Sake Flight’ of three oriental flavours will be available to guests. This includes Amabuki Marigold – brewed with yeast from the blossoms of marigold flowers. Next comes the Kirin Vintage 2013 brewed using a traditional Yamahai method. It was a tough call but our favourite was the last and definitely not least – Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo a special sake aged in barrels of Domaine Ramone.
Additionally, guests have the option to choose from a selection of exclusive sakes available by the bottle at both venues. The spirits are remarkably versatile and work wonders with, head chef, David McIntyre’s, new spring menu. The menu features dishes like Scallop ceviche, spring onions and the exquisite – Tuna tartar cones with ginger, wasabi, sesame-miso tuille.
So there you have it – Japan in London folks. Don’t be a ‘Shini-Tai’ (losing sumo wrestler) and get down to this oriental delight!
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