Japan Week to feature Koshu and Sushi masterclass
Coinciding with Japan Week in London, db will be hosting a Japanese wine and food pairing masterclass on 30 September at Asia House in the capital.
Designed to celebrate the thriving Japanese food and drink scene in London, Foodism has launched Japan Week for the first time in the city, with JFOODO as the headline sponsor.
Running from Monday 23 September to Thursday 3 October 2019, the drinks business will also be marking this capital-wide Japanese culinary celebration with a masterclass on Japanese wine and food matching on 30 September.
Taking place at 3pm in the heart of London, the event is designed to show how flagship Japanese wine grape Koshu pairs with a broad range of Japanese foods, from the raw-fish based dishes that the country is so famous for to others, such as teriyaki chicken.
Also, to prove the versatility of Koshu, which can be made into many different styles, from sparkling to skin-contact ‘orange’ wines, the masterclass will also feature some European foods, such as fish and chips, along with Caspian Caviar.
Both sizeable and boutique restaurants and bars across London are taking part in Japan Week, from Japanese restaurants such as Sushi Samba, Sexy Fish and Aqua Kyoto through to Wagamama and Sushi Daily.
Japan Week is not just for Japanese restaurants and bars with José Pizarro, Tramp, Gingerline and more also taking part in the week.
Headline sponsor JFOODO (The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center) is a division of the government responsible for promoting Japanese food and drink globally.
The ‘Official Spirits Partner’ for Japan Week is House of Suntory, which has a portfolio of Japanese spirits brands including Roku Gin, Haku Vodka along with its range of Japanese whiskies.
As part of Japan Week, House of Suntory will be creating special one-off cocktails. Merchant’s Heart, also owned by Suntory, is the ‘Official Mixer Partner’, while Kirin Ichiban will be the ‘Official Beer Partner’, Japan Centre Food Hall the ‘Official Retail Partner’, and Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch the ‘Official Hotel Partner’.
Also sponsoring the event will be FIJI water.