‘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.
The 9 course menu draws on the philosophical, cultural, artistic and multi-sensory elements of Kaiseki; while also tying in their more western, modern culinary experience to create a fusion experimental experience.
The menu is inspired by Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Fashion House KENZO, and who’s short film ‘Scriptura Vitae’, commissioned by Channel 4, will kick off the evening.
Expect an edible Japanese garden, a consommé with an everlasting noodle to represent eternal life, an interesting array of Japanese style pickles, and a ‘Land of the rising sun’ dessert.
The experimental dining series will be running through February and March. For more information and exact dates view here.
You can see the trailer for ‘Scriptura Vitae’, based on the artwork of Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, commissioned as part of the Random Acts arts platform by Channel 4, here.