On Wednesday 22 June 2016 media and bloggers were invited to experience the unique KIRIN Sakara pop-up bar in the renowned 1936 Bar at The Oaks Neutral Bay.
The 1936 Bar has been transformed into a Japanese garden, with traditional lanterns, bamboo archways, decorative bonsai trees and a striking LED cherry blossom tree installation. The bar will recreate a Sakaba (pronounced saka-ba), an informal Japanese bar, with traditional rice paper screens used to form a series of cosy private seating pods within the bar space.
Guests enjoyed an exclusive menu of Kirin craft beers, ciders and a special mulled cider alongside Danny Russo’s fusion dining menu featuring classic Japanese dishes with an Oaks twist, which included: nori crackers, smoked bonito aioli and black sesame; vegetable gyoza, radish, nashi pear and dipping sauce; Japanese disco fries, smoked salmon, teriyaki and chilli; pork belly yakitorj, cucumber, snowpeas, pickled ginger salad and aioli; shichimi spiced soft shell crab sliders with slaw; crispy miso chicken wings, green shallots and pickled ginger, sesame and aioli; smoked rump cap, radish cucumber and red onion salad with wasabi condiments; pork katsu burger with nashi pear slaw, teriyaki and dashi; and chicken karaage with chilli aioli.
KIRIN’s original approach to brewing is the ‘Ichibahn Shibori’ or ‘First Press’ brewing method. A unique, uncompromising brewing process
that utilises the purest flavoursome liquid that is drawn only from a single pressing of the finest ingredients. The result from this attention to detail is an exceptional beer that demonstrates rich and pure flavours. The bar will serve an exclusive menu of KIRIN beers and ciders,
including a delicious KIRIN mulled apple cider served in a traditional Japanese teapot. The brand’s unique range of ciders draw on years of master craftsmanship to create perfectly balanced flavour expressions. KIRIN embraces the philosophy and techniques of the finest Japanese cuisine, using only the best natural ingredients to create a unique, balanced and pure taste.
Kirin Sakaba Pop-Up @ The Oaks
When: 8th June until 21st August 2016
Where: 1936 Bar at The Oaks; 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay