A secret multi-course Japanese dinner with audio / visual experiences while meeting new people in an art gallery in east London. And you can bring your own booze x
For this new concept we hired an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from Whitechapel station to host our most ambitious Japanese dining experience with the feeling of a trip to Tokyo and where sounds and images blur the line between real and unreal.
About the menu
The dinner will start with a watercress salad with sesame dressing. The creamy, sweet and nutty dressing is made by blending sesame seeds, rapeseed oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. The smokiness and umami of katsuobushi (bonito flakes) adds complexity to the dish.
We will then be serving the square-shaped, incredibly silky and firm Sanuki udon with an umami-rich dashi broth, citrus-marinated Scottish smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds.
The following course will be a fresh contrast of textures, featuring soft tofu, grated ginger and katsuobushi. A refreshing summery dish that we find works particularly well after the richness of the udon.
The last course will be a selection of Japanese sweets: matcha dorayaki (the Japanese interpretation of the pancake, filled with green tea powder custard), chocolate mochi (a thin layer of glutinous rice enclosing a chocolate ganache) and aka daifuku (a glutinous rice cake filled with anko, a sweet azuki bean paste)
Watercress salad with sesame dressing
Udon noodles with smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds
Soft tofu with grated ginger and katsuobushi
Matcha dorayaki, chocolate mochi, aka daifuku
Dietary requirements We cater for most allergies and dietary requirements, please let us know your requirements on the booking form.
Drinks The event is BYOB, feel free to bring your favourite drink.
Location Our current space is an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from both Whitechapel and Aldgate East station. The address will be provided at the time of booking.
Time Doors for the 7PM event open at 6:30PM Doors for the 9:30PM event open at 9:30PM We recommend to arrive as soon as the doors open to fully experience the event.
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