Sumosan Twiga London, one of Kensington and Chelsea’s most glamorous residents, will be in full bloom this month celebrating the prestigious neighbourhood’s annual homage to all things botanical. In its first year taking part in Chelsea in Bloom, the Japanese and Italian hot spot will be launching a collection of mouth-watering specials for diners – a sensory explosion set to make eyes and taste buds pop!
Sumosan Twiga’s Executive Chef, Bubker Belkhit, has lovingly curated a showcase dish inspired by the classical zen gardens of ancient Kyoto. A bed of crispy quinoa sets the scene for the Karesansui landscape, where harumaki cones brimming with colourful salmon, hamachi and tuna tartar float elegantly from its botanical base, peppered with furikake seasoning, purple Shiso and the exotic hues of edible flowers.
Sumosan Twiga’s signature lobster salad will also be dressed for the occasion. Layers of frilled Lollo Bionda envelope the finest meat of the lobster claw, doused with a dressing made with a house-secret combination of 20 ingredients and showered with a kaleidoscope of edible blooms. The J’Secret will be on the specials’ list for Chelsea Flower Show week, a delicate dish featuring taste popping slithers of salmon, seabass and tuna sashimi in a delectably moreish ponzo sauce and with a blossom of Instagram-worthy floral frosting.
As botanical appreciation can be thirsty work, Sumosan Twiga will be showcasing a bespoke cocktail for the occasion presenting Sumosan Garden. Dario Ciaramella, head mixologist at Sumosan Twiga, and the man masterminding the impressive drinks menu served up to the restaurant’s glamourous bar flies, takes the green theme to new heights. In honour of the flower show, the cocktail blends Tanqueray Gin, Tio Pepe, cucumber, lemon and sugar, dressed with a burst of green shiso leaves.
Much like the Chelsea Flower Show, the gourmet hot spot is certainly not for wallflowers – calling London’s most show-stopping blooms, Sumosan Twiga is renowned for bringing the party to dinner, and green-fingered revellers can be sure to celebrate in to the early hours throughout the week.
A firm believer that it’s not only what’s on the inside that counts, Sumosan Twiga will be dressed from top to toe in its first year taking part in Chelsea in Bloom. Diners will step in to Sumosan Twiga’s three floor gastro-haven through an elegant display celebrating the Summer of Love and designed by RHS garden designer Alexandra Noble. Inspired by the romantic White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, ivory blooms and hues will pop against the restaurant’s noir façade, with artwork by sculptor Rebecca Newnham –an intricate glass ‘White Lotus’ floating among a dreamy floral display.
Sumosan Twiga is open for dinner from 18.30 to 02.00 and
brunch from 12.00 to 15.00 every Saturday.
E: www.sumosantwigalondon.com T: 0203 096 0222