TRY AN EXCLUSIVE TASTING MENU AS ZUMA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS IN KNIGHTSBRIDGE
It's October and Zuma is celebrating its 15th birthday! The internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar will mark the occasion by introducing an exclusive tasting menu designed by co-founder and creator, Rainer Becker. It will include a selection of the restaurant’s most iconic dishes since its inception.
As the first restaurant to introduce the Robata grill concept to Europe, Becker completely changed Japanese cuisine as London knew it and transformed a concealed location into one of London’s culinary hotspots.
Becker was inspired by the Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking that he experienced during his 6 year stint in Japan before settling in London in 2001. He decided to open Zuma with a menu offering modern Japanese cuisine with bolder flavours and room for experimentation that non-Japanese diners could also connect with.
The bespoke menu will launch in London only for the month of October and features 11 tasting dishes spread out over 5 delicious courses. It is priced at £124 per person with a wine and sake pairing for an additional £62 per person.
A selection of the original dishes will feature including; Suzuki No Sashimi, thinly sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe; Horensou No Goma Ae, another renowned original dish, and Gyuhire Sumibiyaki Karami Zuke, spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chilli and sweet soy.
Tokusen Nigiri Sushi and Sahimi Moriwase will, of course, make an appearance on the menu; a selection of fine nigiri sushi, premium cuts of assorted sashimi and the chef’s special maki rolls, dishes that have evolved and excelled over time. Naturally this course is paired with the special Kimura Junmai Ginjo Sake.
The last course will round it all off with a flourish- the Deluxe Dessert Platter, an impressive towering assortment of the most popular sweets on the menu. The platter contains highlights like the Green Tea and Banana Cake with coconut ice cream and peanut toffee sauce as well as the off-menu Special Chocolate and many other treats and fresh fruits.
A selection of specially flavoured, home brewed sake (by the expert bar team at Zuma) will be served alongside the impressive dessert offering. This tasting menu is available Monday- Sunday for lunch or dinner.
On the celebration of the 15th anniversary, Rainer says:
“I am very proud to celebrate this milestone with our customers and team – Zuma’s success is down to them and I look forward to 15 more!”