Sake no Hana, the Japanese restaurant from Hakkasan Group, is celebrating Japanese Golden Week with a campaign centred around Koinobori.
Koinobori, meaning’carp streamers’ in Japanese, are carp-shaped flags flown at the end of Golden Week. Carp are considered the most spirited fish, so full of energy and power that they can fight their way up streams: a fitting metaphor for life.
Paying homage to this custom, the faÃƒÂ§ade of Sake no Hana has been transformed to show the colourful journey of the carp. A seasonal menu has been created, featuring sushi with laser cut fish scales Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a first of its kind in the UK – and an exclusive Koinobori cocktail.
During the 4-week campaign, a limited-edition signature menu created by Executive Head Chef Hideki Hiwatashi is available at the restaurant, with highlights including laser cut sushi – Sake no Hana will be the first in the UK to create this.
The nori encasing the hand-made sushi rolls will be laser cut, boasting beautiful and intricate detailing to look like fish scales.
White Miso Soup with Japanese foraging vegetable
Salmon, seabass, ikura
Tempari & Maki
Spicy tuna, crab, inari, hamachi
Choose one of the following:
Haru Yasai miso salmon
Kisetsu Yasai tempura
Yakitori corn fed chicken
Selection of wagashi
Matcha roll kace
A limited-edition cocktail will also be added to the menu called Koinobori Martini featuring Belvedere Vodka, sakura tea cordial, lime juice, foamer, koi carp rice paper with a swimming carp appearing on the top.
The koinoburi campaign and the limited-edition menu will be available at Sake no Hana until11th May for £52 per person, also available a la carte.