The cherry blossom season has been bringing Londoners to view Shochu at ROKA’s famed pop up installation for years.
This year, as ROKA celebrates its 15th Anniversary, a brand new canopy of delicate pink blossoms will become a permanent fixture at Shochu.
Created in a collaboration with the House of Suntory, the immersive Sakura at ROKA’s Shochu installation will launch on Tuesday, 26th March with a new menu of Suntory Sakura Cocktails. Additionally, a new Sakura Sunday Brunch offering will launch on Sunday, 7th April.
Sakura Sunday Brunch will introduce two new menus, priced at £60 and £80, including an array of brunch cocktails and free flowing wine.
Both menus will start with a selection of ROKA favourites, brought to the table: from sashimi and California maki to gyuniku to goma no gyoza (beef, ginger and sesame dumplings) and watarigani (soft shell crab with roasted chilli dressing).
Larger dishes to order include kampachi robatayaki kinoko no tryufu (robata grilled cobia with mushrooms and truffle sauce) on the sakura brunch menu or kankoku fu kohitsuji (lamb cutlets with Korean spices) on the premium menu.
To finish, there will be ROKA dessert platter for the table. The accompanying cocktails include a Japanese-style Bloody Mary and yuzu highball made with the House of Suntory Roku gin, yuzu shochu, lemon and soda.
For the followers of Japanese custom of yozakura or, enjoying the cherry blossoms in the evenings, there are new Sakura cocktails with the House of Suntory spirits.
These include sakura sour (Roku gin, cherry blossom vermouth, citrus blend, sakura orgeat), hibiscus fizz (Haku vodka, hibiscus, yuzu, soy reduction, ginger beer) and kanpai (Toki whisky, fig leaf liqueur, kokuto sugar).
The Sakura at ROKA’s Shochu with the House of Suntory cocktails, priced around £10, will be available daily from 5.30pm, from Tuesday, 26th March and the Sakura Sunday Brunch will be available for those aged 21 and over weekly from 12.30 to 4pm from Sunday, 7th April.
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