Seasonal Charm at Sake No Hana:
As the autumnal weather turns London’s parks orange, Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana celebrates this colourful season with its Autumn Leaves Menu. Utilising autumnal flavours and ingredients the limited-edition menu is partnered with Belvedere vodka and Ruinart champagne.
While dining in the elegant restaurant, guests can experience ‘momiji-gari’, the Japanese tradition of viewing the maple trees with their fiery colours. A dazzling installation encases the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows using red, orange and yellow leaves. Once inside this Grade ll listed building in St James, the interior has been designed by esteemed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and has the feeling of a futuristic forest, awash with linear bamboo and cypress wood.
Executive Head Chef Hideki Hiwatashi has created the limited-edition menu to honour the Japanese maple leaf season. Dishes such as Kinoko Misojitate, wild mushroom and chilli yuzu miso soup; Shiitake Tofu, shiitake mushrooms filled with homemade tofu and wasabi sauce; Salmon Kurami Miso Yaki, pan-fried Loch Duart salmon with walnuts and Kyoto miso; Tori Sumiyaki, chargrilled miso chicken with sesame chilli miso; and
Gunma Wagyu Beef Maki, asparagus, caramelised onion and kizami wasabi.
For dessert, diners can enjoy Autumn Leaf, a hazelnut feuilletine and hazelnut chocolate parfait with chocolate and maple syrup soup and a mascarpone mousse.
Limited edition drinks include a Maple toddy with Hennessy Fine de Cognac, Akashi-Tai umeshu sake, ginger, maple, chocolate and edible rice paper art as well as the Shiso 54 (Belvedere vodka, Midori, lime, shiso, Fever-Tree slimline tonic and Prosecco) and Koyo Nora using Belvedere vodka, cardamom, mandarin, yuzu and edible rice paper art.
This exciting Autumn Leaves Menu is available at Sake No Hana until 24 November for £40 per person plus a cocktail flight at £23 to share between two.
Sake No Hana, 23 St James St, London SW1A 1HA
T: 020 79258988
The last time we were at Sake no Hana was for Sakura – we are very much looking forward to coming back!