It’ll be Australia’s first authentic nagashi-sōmen dining experience.
The art of Nagashi-sōmen is known to many foodie enthusiasts and is an iconic must-try experience in Kyoto, Japan. It’s a unique and exhilarating dining experience, with thin noodles flowing down a bamboo chute in ice-cold water, challenging your skills as you try to catch them for your meal. It’s rare to find in city areas and even rarer outside of Japan, but the team from KI NO BI Gin will become the first in Australia to bring nagashi-sōmen right to Sydney. For one week only in June, they’ll be transforming Sydney’s much-loved Japanese izakaya, Kid Kyoto, into a flowing fantasy to celebrate World Gin Day.
Guests will be invited to enjoy flowing noodles alongside a delicious four-course menu with a bespoke gin cocktail pairing. Head Chef, Rhys Watson-Lamb, will be serving up an enticing izakaya-style menu with dishes like ocean trout sashimi, braised lamb rump and Kid Kyoto’s signature chicken tsukane, a skewered chicken dipped in marinated egg yolk and chilli rayu. As part of the experience, you can also choose between three mouthwatering broths to perfectly complement your noodles. Each broth has been created to match with a KI NO BI expression; KI NO BI Dry, KI NO BI Sei and KI NO BI Tea.
Immerse yourself in the rich history of KI NO BI Gin, drawing inspiration from the cultural heritage of Kyoto, with nine of the 11 botanicals sourced and grown locally in the area. KI NO BI Gin is made with a traditional rice spirit and blended with water from the Fushimi district, a testament to its roots. Cocktails on the night will be heavily inspired and named after the three most important festivals in Kyoto: KI NO GION, KI NO AOI and KI NO JIDAI.
Get ready to be transported straight to Japan with this one-time event, happening next month from Tuesday, 6 June to Sunday, 11 June. KI NO BI Gin’s Nagashi-sōmen experience will be available at $150 per person.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit their website here.