On an island as busy as Manhattan, it’s not typically that you simply discover an indoor oasis. However this cherry blossom season, ‘Sakura Hanami’, you possibly can look no additional than Zuma on Madison Avenue. The stylish, high-end sushi restaurant in Midtown is bringing a second of botanical magnificence to nature-starved New Yorkers.
Silk cherry blossoms at Zuma. Picture by: Ken Goodman
As not all Manhattanites will make it to witness cherry blossom celebration occasions on the botanical gardens in The Bronx or Brooklyn, nor to Randall’s or Roosevelt Islands, this restaurant is aiming to convey the identical magic, pink washed impact proper to the guts of the town.
The perfect half? Now you can basically get your ‘Hanami’ (flower-watching) in, with a drink in hand. That’s one technique to get a New Yorker enthusiastic about plant-life!
The Izakaya-style eatery has reworked their luxe lounge space with a cover of over 1000 cherry blossoms, wrapped across the ceiling and intertwining alongside the bar. The flora are comprised of delicate silk, and can cascade gracefully down onto the shoulders’ of diners all through the night time.
The momentary set up is complemented by Hanami-inspired menu that commemorate each cherry blossom season and spring normally.
Government Chef Oliver Lange paid tribute to the flower of the second by infusing cherry blossoms in dishes like Sakura salmon with white asparagus and yuzu-pickled ramps. In the meantime, on the bar, the bloom has wound its means into cocktails such because the Sakura pear and Prosecco Bellini, and the pink-tinted Sakura Gin and Tonic. Judging by social media, the Sakura Bitter, with peach liqueur, almond syrup, egg whites, and Umeshu plum wine would possibly simply be probably the most photographed drink of the season.
The Sakura Bitter: is that this NY’s most photographed drink? Picture by: Zuma
Not in New York? Not an issue. The London outpost has additionally been reworked and the Hong Kong location will likely be paying tribute to their nationwide treasure too.
The one catch? Just like the season itself, the flowers have a best-before-date. A restaurant spokesperson confirmed that the flowers is not going to last more than the tip of June. Don’t depart it too bloomin’ late!
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