Holy shiitake! Tsuru makes a good hand roll, our school of yelpers however, floundered… until now! On Monday night 40 lucky Elites followed the current to Tsuru's newest location in Bishopsgate to experience an intimate sushi class with Tsuru's top sushi chef Yod. The evening started with the first group of 20 Elites enjoying drinks and catching up with friends old and new.
Stepping toward their individual preparation tables and donning the very attractive plastic apron provided, yelpers were on a roll. Using only the best quality and sustainable ingredients Vicky L proved that it's the effort that counts when making raw food, Corinna H achieved nigiri-perfection and Whitney N made so much she had to take it home in a doggy bag …or would that be fishy bowl?
After an hour of painstaking concentration (no names mentioned!) it was time to sip prosecco, guzzle beer and sample the fruits of our labour. Over some mouth watering traditional Japanese treats the first group were joined by 20 more Elites and their guests.
Soy, ginger and garlic double-fried chicken, perfectly crisp prawn tempura hand rolls and succulent sticks of teriyaki chicken circulated the room. After what seemed like mere moments, it was time for the groups to part and the second sushi class to begin.
Well done to Tirthankar D, it's the taking part that counts! Eric J was rollin' rollin' rollin' the night away, and just couldn't wait to eat his handmade sushi munching on them while the lesson went on. If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, quite a few of the ladies should be wed by the end of the month with all the quick wrist action going on. The influence of alcohol possibly disintegrated the skill of many Elites during the night but that didn't stop the fun from continuing.
A huge thank you to Emma and the outstanding team at Tsuru. This sushi experience Elite event was utterly entertaining and delicious. Want more? Check out all the photos, from the very talented Mr. Philp Sharp, read the reviews and catch up with all the gossip on Talk.
Until next time… SYOY
Lizzie G and the London Crew