This is a great time of year for foodies. We have chocolate week, cocktail week and London restaurant festival all in quick succession of each other, which means more amazing food and drink than usual in the capital.
One event I’m particularly looking forward to is the Japanese Journey as part of London Restaurant Festival, which is being held in conjunction with Suntory Whisky. This exploratory journey of Japanese cuisine will take you on a restaurant crawl visiting some of the best spots in the capital. You’ll get to experience dishes such as Tuna Sashimi Pizza, Dressed Snow Crab and Bone Broth Ramen, each served with a delicious Suntory Whisky cocktail.
Six restaurants, six dishes, six cocktails, one weekend and one incredibly contented foodie; it’s a challenge I cannot wait for.
The Japanese food scene in London is unrivaled; we have some incredibly talented chefs bringing the finest in Japanese cuisine to our tables and the diversity of offering is amazing. From grab and go sushi cafes, to shared-table ramen bars and fine-dining restaurants, you can find every kind of dining experience within zone 1 of our city. The cuisine is all about quality; the freshest cuts of raw fish for sashimi, the most beautiful marbled meat for their wagyu beef and the finest whisky for their cocktails.
The food on this tour is set to be outstanding but the drinks equally so; in Japan, whisky has always been distilled with the express intention of complimenting the delicate palate of Japanese food. Suntory Whisky have created a range of wonderful cocktails to go with the dishes on offer, providing an all-round dining experience.
You can walk between the venues, working up an appetite and gearing up for the next dish at each restaurant. Think bar crawl but rather than ending up in a gutter with only one shoe on, you’ll slowly be elevated to foodie heaven with every new dish you try. This experience is set to be blinding and certainly one not to be missed.
The restaurant tour is available on 17 & 18, 24 & 25 October.
The restaurants included in the tour are Bo Drake, Chisou, Tonkotsu East, Shoryu, Kurobuta and Yashin Ocean House.
A Japanese journey passport costs £63.30 and includes the six dishes and six drinks in six separate restaurants to be enjoyed over the course of one weekend.
Tickets available here: www.londonrestaurantfestival.com/events/japanese-journey/