The House of Suntory and Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch have partnered this springtime to celebrate the annual bloom of the Japanese cherry blossom, or Sakura.
As part of a new installation called ‘Hanami’, the bar’s outdoor terrace has been transformed, presenting an “oasis of calm” inspired by Sakura’s pink foliage.
Alongside this, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch will showcase contemporary Japanese craftsmanship with a menu of exclusive cocktails, bespoke dishes and Afternoon Tea.
The bar team, led by beverage manager Wilfried Rique, have worked with The House of Suntory to create a drinks and cocktail menu inspired by premium Japanese craft spirits: Toki and Chita Whisky, Roku Gin and the newly launched Haku Vodka.
A menu of seven bespoke cocktails, which showcase a range of Japanese ingredients, is split into two sections: Japanese Matic and Highballs.
Aside from nobu-style bar snacks and sushi, a selection of new dishes inspired by the creativity and vibrancy of the local area, will also be available.
As part of The House of Suntory’s ongoing partnership with the renowned Japanese ink painting artist, OhGushi will be creating a bespoke art installation exclusively for the partnership.
OhGushi will work with ink and water to create a free-hand design inspired by the elegance of Roku Gin and the urban landscape of Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch’s surroundings. The piece will be on display throughout April and May.
Nick Temperley, GM at Edrington-Beam Suntory, said: “The House of Suntory is proud to partner with Nobu London to showcase the best of our Japanese Craft Spirits portfolio.
“We hope that customers will love the new cocktail menu created by The House of Suntory and the talented Wilfried Rique at Nobu.
“We also look forward to welcoming OhGushi to London for the partnership to capture our premium gin, Roku, and the spirit of Sakura season with his skilled and unique artistry”.