Going Japanese at The Oaks
This June sees The Oaks, one of Sydney’s best-loved hotels, look to the Orient, with the arrival of a unique KIRIN pop-up experience in the renowned 1936 Bar.
The KIRIN pop-up will see the 1936 Bar transformed into a Japanese garden, with traditional lanterns, bamboo archways, decorative bonsai trees and a striking LED cherry blossom tree installation. Open from June until August, the pop-up will recreate a Sakaba (pronounced saka-ba), an informal Japanese bar, with traditional rice paper screens used to form a series of cosy private seating pods within the bar space.
KIRIN’s original approach to brewing is the ‘Ichibahn Shibori’ or ‘First Press’ brewing method. A unique, uncompromising brewing process that utilises the purest flavoursome liquid that is drawn only from a single pressing of the finest ingredients. The result from this attention to detail is an exceptional beer that demonstrates rich and pure flavours.
The bar will serve an exclusive menu of KIRIN beers and ciders, including a delicious KIRIN mulled apple cider served in a traditional Japanese teapot. The brand’s unique range of ciders draw on years of master craftsmanship to create perfectly balanced flavour expressions.
KIRIN embraces the philosophy and techniques of the finest Japanese cuisine, using only the best natural ingredients to create a unique, balanced and pure taste.
Hungry guests will be able to order from the bar’s special menu of Japanese classics with a twist. Created by chef Danny Russo, the menu features mouth-watering Asian-inspired fusion dishes, including Karaage chicken with chilli aioli, soft shell crab sliders and Japanese ‘fries’ with teriyaki salmon, crispy onions, nori, picked ginger and cheese.
The KIRIN Sakaba pop-up at The Oaks is a must-try experience this winter and runs until the 21st August 2016 in the 1936 Bar.
The Oaks, 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay
Ph: 02 9953 5515 / Web: www.oakshotel.com.au