House of Ki No Bi pop-up at Sake Central
Time Out says
Kyoto craft gin Ki No Bi launches a special pop up at Sake Central this spring featuring the new Japanese and French-inspired restaurant Censu
Calling all gin lovers! Here's an event to bookmark on your calendars this spring. From May 6 to June 5, Ki No Bi gin – the first craft gin made in Kyoto, Japan – will launch a one-month House of Ki No Bi pop-up at Sake Central in PMQ. If you've been missing Japan, the pop-up will transport you to the zen garden of the House of Ki No Bi in Kyoto and let you experience an immersive journey to the distillery through tastings and masterclasses.
Make sure to try the special eight-course gin pairing menu ($1,388/person full pairing experience; $1,188/person light pairing experience; +$388 for sake-gin pairing flight) that will serve carefully selected bottles of sake by sake samurai Elliot Faber complete with Ki No Bi gin cocktails. The tasting menu will showcase a sneak peek of the new Japanese restaurant Censu, by chef Shun Sato (formerly the head chef at Soho izakaya Fukuro). Those who want to learn more about the Kyoto gin can join the '6 Elements Masterclass' ($388/person for walk-ins; $288/person for online bookings) every weekend starting from May 15, hosted by Bar Buonasera bartender and the first runner-up of Japan Kanto female bartenders competition, Ayako Miyake. You can also catch her special guest bartending shift at Sake Central on May 13, from 7pm to 10pm, and have a one-hour cocktail Omakase experience ($388) featuring three signature cocktails. Book your reservations to the tasting experiences and masterclasses on sake-central.com.
Activities during the pop-up are as follows:
May 7 to 31 – Ki No Bi gin-pairing menu with Censu
$1,388/person full pairing experience; $1188/person light pairing experience; sake-gin pairing flight $388
May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 (2pm-4pm) – 6 Elements Masterclass
$388/person for walk-ins; $288/person for online bookings – $100 is redeemable on Ki No Bi craft gin
May 13, 20, 27 (7pm-10pm) - Omakase-cocktail bar shift (Ayako San guest bartending shift on May 13)