Ginger cocktails and dishes are on the menu tomorrow tonight in the West End as Pickled Ginger restaurant celebrates its second anniversary with a Japanese ten dish tasting menu and masterclasses with Nikka Whisky.
From 6pm until late on Thursday, 22nd June, the restaurant has drawn inspiration from Tokyo to Osaka to craft a menu that celebrates Eastern culture and customer favourites since they opened their doors to Glasgow two years ago.
For £20 per person, the tasting menu includes a selection of dishes including pork gyoza dumplings, Yaki Sake – marinated Scottish salmon cuts in a Japanese fusion of spices and soy – and marinated sizzling beef and vegetables, with steamed rice, lettuce wraps, and Korean barbeque sauce.
Sushi lovers can take delight in the head chef’s showcase selection which puts the spotlight on their most popular sushi – from their signature volcano rolls to tasty spicy tuna, delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese. The menu also includes a cocktail made with Japanese whisky, Nikka whisky from the barrel, lemongrass, mixed with the nation’s favourite ginger – Irn Bru.
Diners can also explore tastings with Nikka Whisky as the Speciality Brands ambassador, will be sharing the Nikka heritage from founder Masataka Taketsuru’ time at Glasgow University to setting up the first whisky distillery in Japan.
Speaking of the event, general manager Ross Smyth told Glasgowist: “We’ve been slowly building our Japanese collection of whiskies, spirits and cocktails and we’re going to be unveiling some new sips for our customers to sample.”
“The tasting menu has an influence of Korean and Japanese dishes and we wanted to mark our birthday by letting our customers enjoy our bestselling dishes and drinks at a very special rate. It’s brilliant value and a great way for anyone who hasn’t been to Pickled Ginger before to try our delicious food and join in our birthday celebrations.”
To book a table for the evening, contact the restaurant directly on 0141 328 8941.
As part of their birthday celebrations, the restaurant is offering different dishes and cocktails at £6 each, every week throughout June and July.
Dish updates can be found here.