The drink of choice when eating sushi usually defaults to sake, but this dinner in Shanghai next week wants to prove you can have it with wine too.
It’s happening at the new Hulu Sushi, a six-seater Japanese restaurant at the back of Pirata’s second outlet in Columbia Circle, and they’re throwing an omakase wine dinner on August 27 and 28, Monday and Tuesday.
In Japanese dining speak, omakase means letting the chef choose, and chef Liu has come up with 15 courses paired with seven wines from Spain and Australia.
Each wine revolves around two or three dishes: a white albarino with sashimi and clam. A sparkling pinot noir rosé with wild snapper and chawamushi. A red mencia with flounder, eel, and a donburi of foie gras and salmon roe. It goes on for until your meal wraps up with the traditional miso soup and dessert.
Only six seats are available each evening – that’s all they have space for – and you need to pony up half of the cost first to secure reservations. Get in touch with Le Sommelier on WeChat (le-somm) to book.
Omakase wine dinner
August 27 and 28, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30pm
Limited to six people each night
¥1,080 per person*
* A prepayment of ¥540 is required to secure a reservation.
Columbia Circle, 1262 Yan’an Xi Road / 延安西路1262号哥伦比亚公园