What can I expect on the day
Sushi and cocktails - who’d have thought they’d ever go together? On this one hour taster demonstration you get to see how sushi is made and enjoy a refreshing mixed drink to go with it. Taking place in professional teaching kitchens in both London and Essex, it’s a great opener to an evening out.
When you buy sushi to go it’s all neatly packed up in those little plastic trays. Have you ever wondered, whilst you’re tucking into your maki rolls, how it’s been prepared? This workshop gives you the chance to witness the sushi making in action. You could say it’s all about the knife skills (and you certainly need seriously sharp ones to cut those delicate slithers of raw fish), but it’s also about obtaining the freshest ingredients possible to ensure your sashimi is as melt-in-the-mouth delicious as possible.
As your skilled sushi chef takes the reins at the head of the table to start the intricate cutting, rolling and folding that’s involved in making sushi, you’ll be served with a tasty cocktail. And yes, whilst you’re more likely to order a sake or a Japanese beer to go with your sushi dishes, you’ll soon learn that cocktails can also be an excellent compliment to sushi.
Of course, anything really sweet like a Pina Colada would just annihilate the delicate flavours of that raw fish. On the other hand, given the fairly salty taste of soy sauce and the fieriness of wasabi, you will need a cocktail that can stand up to those strong flavours too. Tangy and spicy gets our vote when it comes to cocktails that go with sushi, so something like a mojito or a margarita is a perfect pick for these taster sessions.
Cocktail in one hand and freshly made nigiri in the other, it’s time for an East meets West taste sensation to take over as you enjoy the sushi and cocktails made before your very eyes. Naturally, the proof that sushi and cocktails do mix is in the tasting and we think you'll enjoy these really flavoursome combinations.
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