Guest Post: NEWLY LAUNCHED – SAKURA AT SAKE NO HANA
Cherry blossom season in Japan marks the arrival of Spring and warmer weather, with the Japanese turning out in large numbers at parks, shrines, and temples to enjoy flower viewing parties
With the arrival of Spring well under way, the Japanese Hakkasan-owned restaurant, Sake no Hanna is marking this celebration at the newly launched pop-up cherry blossom garden and bar Sakura.
At Sukura guests can relax in a tranquil ambient atmosphere surrounded by Jo Malone blossom-scented candles with pink cherry blossom flowers, designed by Florist Veevers Carter, adorning the space from floor to ceiling.
Guests can also enjoy the smells and tastes of Japanese Spring in Sukura’s menu of limited-edition cherry blossom sake cocktails, bento boxes and desserts.
Sparkling sake and Tanqueray gin combine with cherry liqueur in the ‘Hanami Bellini’. The Sakura ‘Crystal Double-Layer Bento Box’ comprises sushi, salad and chicken kuwayaki. Cherry blossom macarons will also be available.
The much anticipated featured highlight, Kagami Biraki, takes place on Saturday April 26th. This Japanese ceremony sees Taiko drummers’ perform following the breaking open of a sake barrel with a wooden mallet.
Patrons are invited to explore and enjoy Sakura’s surroundings until April 19th at 23 St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1HA.
The bento box is only available at lunchtime but the cocktails and desserts are on offer at lunch and dinner.