In celebrating the beauty of sakura season with its diners, New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Sagano, presents sakura-themed dining experiences this March and April, featuring a special seasonal set menu created by Kyoto-born Japanese Chef Masahiko Noka.
Traditionally in Japan, Spring is a wondrous spectacle of pink and white as sakura petals colour the ground, bringing people from all walks of life together for a stroll in the park or picnic under the trees with sweet treats as part of the yearly hanami (sakura-appreciating) experience. As international travel is on hold and in support of New World Hotels & Resorts’ recently launched F&B campaign “New Culinary Adventure”, Chef Noka will ‘paint’ the dining tables pink with his meticulous sakura creations, treating diners to a hanami experience like no other.
The exquisite Sakura Set Lunch will feature assorted seasonal appetisers with a variety of petite Japanese treats, including grilled silver cod with miso paste, grilled egg rolls, mini glutinous rice dumplings, poached vegetables, marinated chicken and jellyfish, grilled beef with potato salad, Zuwai crabmeat with crab miso paste, marinated octopus with wasabi, stewed sweet potatoes in lemon sauce, and marinated mixed mushrooms.
In addition to assorted sashimi like sea bream, tuna and yellowtail, the set will also come with Japanese-style deep-fried prawn with vegetables and assorted chirashi served with miso soup. Desserts will include home-made sakura pudding and sakura ice cream, which will be made using real sakura leaves from Japan to tantalise diners’ palates with their distinct aroma.