Sunday, 26 January 2014

Kaiseki by Kitchen Theory at The House of Wolf in Islington

Kitchen Theory returns to House of Wolf in February and March for a series of Japanese evenings in which Japanese cuisine will be reinterpreted into an artistic experimental dining event.  Chefs Helder Gila-Alonso & Jozef Youssef (both ex Fat Duck and other places) are using the techniques of molecular gastronomy to prepare the food - see full details and menu below.
Due to phenomenal demand this has now been extended into May!

"Kitchen Theory is launching its first experimental dinner series of 2014; ‘KAISEKI by Kitchen Theory’ will be held at the House of Wolf in Islington in collaboration with award-winning designer and calligrapher Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic.
Kaiseki, also known as kaiseki-ryōri, is the name given to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner service and can be traced as the origins of the western concept of tasting menus.  Steeped in philosophy, Kaiseki focuses on the multi-sensory aspects of dining which includes focusing on the colours, scents, and textures of the food as well as embracing the beauty of the surroundings.
Following on from the sell-out of the 2013 multi-sensory dining experiences; ‘ELEMENTS by Kitchen Theory’, Kitchen Theory they have taken on the challenge of reinterpreting this highly esteemed dining experience by collaborating with artist Aerosyn-Lex, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Fashion house KENZO, to showcase touches of his art and video material. They have drawn on the philosophical, cultural, artistic and multi-sensory elements of Kaiseki as their framework while tying in their more western and modernist culinary experience to create a fusion experimental experience. 
Guests are asked to arrive at the same time as the evening will kick off with a film ( Scriptura Vitae ) Directed by Aerosyn-Lex and commissioned by Channel 4, as the opening act for the multi-course experimental dinner to follow.  Expect an edible Japanese garden, an interesting array of pickles and a very long noodle piped into a consommé to represent eternal life.
The Menu
Please note this is a sample menu, some dishes may vary due to seasonality and the availability of fresh produce
Hassun- ‘Night garden’ selection of appetizers
Mukozuke-Sashimi with smoked dashi pearls
Owanomono- Mushroom consomme with an ‘eternal life’ Tofu noodle
Yakimono- Selection of Yakitori grills
Sunimono- Seaweed salad
Agimono- Tempura selection
Konomono-Nukazuke (Japanese style pickles)
Gohan- uruchimai (Japanese rice) squid ink risotto
Mizumonno- ‘Land of the rising sun’ dessert"

When - Weds & Thurs evenings - 12th & 13thand 27th & 28th February, 5th & 6th and 20th & 21st March, from 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Update - new dates added due to phenomenal demand -
April: 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th
May: 7th & 8th

Where - The House of Wolf, 181 Upper Street, Islington N1 1RQ

Tickets - £55 from Grub Club here


Link - Tickets Page

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