I always love pairing food with Gin & tonic, not just because of I’m a big fan of gin but I believe exploration is the key to fun gastronomy. Last night I had a very enjoyable Gin & tonic pairing dinner at Kishoku. They showed us how different infused herbs and spices in the gin drink can wonderfully pair various dishes in the omakase menu, the fragrance, flavours, low serving temperature & alcohol of gin spiced up the umami taste of many of these courses. What a savoury evening!
All the gins we had are from the brand Beefeater, and infused with carefully selected ingredients. The ones with cucumber & basil leave were particularly outstanding, the former was distinctively refreshing whereas the latter was fragrant. Both of the above were appetizing and pleasing.
New Gins arrived yesterday! Just in time to maintain my normal Gin stock at home – 13 is the usual number in the fridge. I adore the lightness & delicate style of these Japanese gins made by The Kyoto Distillery. I am particularly impressed by the Ki No Tea one, which was made with high quality green tea leaves from Uji region & other botanicals. If you’re a green tea lover (& a gin lover!), this Gin is definitely for you!