Sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is to host a special omakase menu at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge this summer.
The chef, one of the UK’s most celebrated in Japanese food, will run a £150 “one-off culinary occasion” from July 20 to August 31.
Described as an “exclusive experience” and a “one-off culinary occasion”, the meal will reportedly take place in a new, hidden dining space at the Berkeley. The new bespoke sushi bar will seat just eight guests per sitting.
A 15-course dinner
Kazutoshi has designed a 15-course menu. It will be available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and dinners will run between 6pm and 8.30pm. That’s a lot of food to fit into 2.5 hours, we think.
Ingredients will be sourced from suppliers from the UK and Japan, with dishes such as Scottish scallop oshinogi, lemon sole usuzukuri and wagyu beef agemono. Guests will be able to choose between a sake or wine pairing. We are veering towards the former…
The two-week residency comes before the chef’s new restaurant Endo at Rotunda, which is soon to open at the BBC Television Centre in White City, west London. A set date has not been confirmed, but it will likely launch in the autumn.
Kazutoshi said: “I am excited to share my culinary heritage with a new audience, using amazing produce from around the U.K. to complement my specialist sushi style. Londoners are always on the hunt for something a little different in the foodie scene and we are offering just that this summer.”
The Berkeley Hotel’s general manager, Knut Wylde, added: “We are so looking forward to welcoming chef Endo to The Berkeley and to work with one of Japan’s leading Sushi Masters. This summer pop-up further enhances our hotel’s focus on innovation whilst bringing our guests a totally new experience”.