Sakagura Launch Party
We're thrilled to have attended the launch of our latest restaurant, the eagerly anticipated Sakagura.
Sakagura is the first joint venture between the Japan Centre Group; the sake Royal Warrant holders – Gekkeikan; Japanese plum wine brand Choya; the Toridoll Corporation and famed two-Michelin star Japanese restaurant for seasonal collaborations.
Set across two floors, diners can choose to be seated on the ground floor in small intimate dining booths with a dedicated sake bar, or propped up at the traditional 11-seater wooden kappo counter in the basement to watch the chefs at work, nestled in amongst the sake cellar. Drawing inspiration from merging traditional with a contemporary design twist, the juxtaposition of the interiors will see dark wood paneling, sake barrels and noren curtains against cool rough copper, brass and timber textured concrete creating a sophisticated and atmospheric dining experience.
Serving authentic Japanese washoku, honoured by UNESCO, on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, which aims to protect intangible aspects of culture. This every-day style of cooking and cuisine at Sakagura will tempt, educate and delight diners from all around the world. The lunch and dinner menu based on washoku will incorporate a harmonious mix of rice, miso, pickled vegetables, fish and meat into each meal with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients.
The truly unique offering created by Executive Chef, Kanji Furukawa celebrates his passion for authentic cooking with an intrinsic eye for detail, and will showcase the classic elements of washoku cuisine, harmony and balance, taste, texture, presentation and seasonality.