Oliver Maki, Part 2

After having such an incredible meal the first time I visited Oliver Maki, I was excited when The Nudge  announced they were collaborating with them again, to bring a  Sake paired menu together. Led by ex-Nobu Las Vegas Sushi Chef  Louis Kenji Huang and co-founder Oliver Zeitoun, Oliver Maki boasts Japanese food with modern twists.

We started with the usual nibbles- bread and olives- Japanese style. The olives were stuff not with pepper but pickled ginger, and the bread was black from the black sesame, served with miso butter.

15873051_10154153465142409_6473349941710783593_n
Black Sesame Bread with Miso Butter

This was soon followed by the fresh tasting Seaweed Chukka Salad…

15780788_10154133679722409_3935789166169278248_n

Next up was the Scallop and Crab Tiradito. Delicate tasting, it exemplified just how good Oliver Maki’s modern twist on traditional Japanese food.

15823327_10154133679637409_2340026524419263630_n

This was of course followed by the Nudge Jewel Box (an omakase of sushi)- four drawers of delicious sushi, some even ‘smoked’, so when you pull out the draw the sushi lets out a magical haze.

While the Plum Chicken was delicious, it was the Gindara Black Cod Shiitake which was my favourite of all the courses…

15825869_10154133679687409_2004944867599989567_n
Gindara (Black Cod) Shiitake

We of course finished with the Terrarium Tiramisu- a match twist on a classic.

 

15894742_10154153465242409_3027668408162911085_n
Terrarium Tiramisu

The desert also meant my favourite type of Sake being served- sparkling Sake. Light tasting, I always think of it of a Japanese Prosecco (if you’re interested in trying it you can alway order some from the Japan Centre: https://www.japancentre.com/en/products/4323-shochikubai-shirakabegura-mio-sparkling-sake)

It was another magical meal and I will no doubt be back again.

Oliver Maki is in Soho, find out more and book here: http://www.olivermaki.co.uk 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s