I was glad that a lot of people tried many glasses of Sake.
A LA JAPONAISE - AUTUMN
Aki Matsuri on 28-29th October
A la Japonaise is the brain child of Atsuko and Elsa, two professional chefs who have decided to make their native Japanese and French cuisines collide for a series of special culinary events organized throughout the year.
Each month, we will celebrate the seasons and creating dishes with the most delicious things that Nature has to offer, "à la Japonaise". We will be following the festive Matsuri calendar. Our goal is to create a memorable dining experience serving you refined comfort foods to contemporary tastes balanced by traditional sensibilities and visual artistry.. All in all , a friendly and intimate experience!
While our summer dining events were candlelit and held in an elegant Kensington garden, our autumnal dinners take a twist and take you the opposite way to the east end, to SNAP Studios, a renowned photo studio to take a peek on what's happening on the other side!
Aki Matsuri October 28-29th
For some, autumn is the mere reminder of the ending of summer, its greenness and its warmth. But in Japan, it is essentially a period of renewal and harvests, marked by a spirit of abundance. Just as for spring’s cherry-blossom viewing (sakura), thousands travel to contemplate the colour-changing landscapes (koyo) and taste the regional autumnal dishes.
Luckily (or unluckily, depending on the time of the phrasing), our own British summers are easy to forget and they pave the way to wonderful autumnal gourmet seasons. Hence, our mission, this month, to show you that autumn is definitely the new summer, with its abundance of flavours and colours!
Friday 28th October 8:00pm - fully booked
Saturday 29th October 7:00pm *spaces are limited.
Menu: Six-courses menu. *please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Suggested donation: £45
A sake bar will be held from 7:00pm with specially selected sake offered by our professional sake sommelier Natsuki, a winner of Sake Communicator Award 2011 of IWC.