Sushi. Food for the eye, the body & the soul: book signing and Lecture by Prof. Ole G Mouritsen followed by dinner at Saki Bar & Food Emporium

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Friday, 27th November 2009, 6.30pm
Saki Bar & Food Emporium, 4 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9JX
Tel: 020 7489 7033, Nearest tube: Barbican, Farringdon, St Pauls
£35 (includes lecture, book signing and dinner)
Additional drinks will be available at the pay bar 

6.30pm – arrival (edamame and welcome sake courtesy of Takasago Syuzo)
– book signing
7.00pm – lecture + Q&A
8.15pm – set dinner
10.00pm – end

Japan Society members are invited to this special lecture on the science behind sushi at the award winning Saki Bar & Food Emporium in Smithfield. Guests will be treated to Takasago Syuzo’s premium Taisetsu sake (dry and clean junmai ginjo brewed with Made-in-Hokkaido Ginpu rice) with edamame on arrival followed by a book signing and lecture by the author of Sushi. Food for the eye, the body & the soul, Prof. Ole G Mouritsen.

With the passion of a connoisseur and an amateur chef, combined with the insight of a scientist, the speaker will lecture on the origins and cultural history of sushi with background information on the gastroscience and health benefits associated with food from the ocean: fish, shellfish, and seaweeds.

After the lecture members will be served a delicious 3 course dinner and will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy (via credit card) of the book at a special members rate of 23.99 (normally £29.99) if you intend to buy a copy as an early Christmas present!

Ole G. Mouritsen, is a scientist and professor of biophysics at the University of Southern Denmark where he is director of the Centre for Biomembrane Physics, a centre of excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, and the Danish Gastronomical Academy.

Menu

1st Course
6 pieces of assorted sushi
(Inspired by Professor  Mouritsen’s Book, “Sushi”)

Nigiri Sushi (salmon)
Futo Maki (soft shell crab roll)
Ura maki (cucumber & avocado maki)
Hoso maki (tuna tekka maki)
Oshi Zushi (mackerel battera sushi)
Gunkan Maki (tobikko)

2nd Course
King Prawn and Vegetable Tempura served with vegetable pickles, rice and miso soup

3rd Course
Home Made Green Tea Ice Cream with Coffee & Azuki Bean Jelly served with Japanese tea or coffee

Following the dinner members can buy additional drinks from the pay bar and stay until closing time if they wish. To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 7828 6330 or email events@japansociety.org.uk .

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