Tate creates Yayoi Kusama-inspired menu

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    Tate creates Yayoi Kusama-inspired menu

    Tate creates Yayoi Kusama-inspired menu

    Celebrate Tate Modern’s Yayoi Kusama exhibit (17 May 2021-12 June 2022) with these Japanese dishes inspired by the artist’s work

    To coincide with the recent opening of its Yayoi Kusama exhibition, Tate Modern is serving up a new menu at its Level 6 restaurant inspired by the artist.

    While no polka-dot pumpkins will be on offer here, the new menu will include Japanese lunch options and weekend Afternoon Tea with colourful, bite-size desserts and finger sandwiches with an umami twist. 

    Okonomiyaki made with jersey royal potatoes and ginger coriander pesto

    We recommend booking your spot at the roof-top restaurant and indulging in a starter of Okonomiyaki made with jersey royal potatoes and ginger coriander pesto or bitting into some saucy Fried Cornish red chicken wings sprinkled with dashi salt.

    Next, move on to flavour-packed delicacies like, Yakitori venison with burnt spring onions, ponzu and cucumber; or try the Teriyaki roasted aubergine with shimeji mushrooms and oshitashi, a dish so impressively plated it almost seems a shame to eat it. 

    Teriyaki roasted aubergine with shimeji mushrooms and oshitashi

    Here at Wallpaper* we’re big fans of miso-inspired desserts, so we recommend finishing off the meal with the rich Miso chocolate mousse. That said, the Rhubarb sundae with kokuto caramel sauce is an especially delightful indulgence, featuring hot pink sauce and a cloud-like texture that’s bound to spring a smile.

    Rhubarb sundae with kokuto caramel sauce

    For something lighter, experience Afternoon tea as you’ve never had it before. Munch on sweet treats like Matcha tea scones with clotted cream and cherry and sakura compote; or savoury sandwiches like Miso roasted beef with pickled mouli, wasabi, and watercress. Wash it all down with some ’shimmer’ tea, a pinky red brew that smells and tastes like cherry pie and is bursting with sparkling, edible glitter. 

    Whatever you decide to go for, these knockout dishes are so good they’ll have you seeing stars before you even step into Kusama’s Infinity Mirror. An ideal way to celebrate a day back in the galleries for the first time in a long time. §

    Matcha tea scones with clotted cream and cherry and sakura compote

    Published at Sat, 22 May 2021 06:00:00 +0000

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