This summer make sure to visit The Roku Gin Summer Terrace at Pantechnicon, an exceptional Japanese-inspired gin experience in the heart of Belgravia. To celebrate the pop-up bar Pantechnicon is hosting a series of exciting events, keep scrolling to find out more…
Celebrate the Tanabata Star Festival
7th August, 12pm – 4pm at the Roku Gin Summer Terrace, free
Each year, the Japanese celebrate the meeting of two stars said to be love-struck deities kept apart by the Milky Way for all but one day of the year. The Tanabata or ‘Star Festival’ is marked by the writing of wishes that are hung on bamboo, classic games, and the dressing in traditional yukata, a summer kimono.
Celebrate the Tanabata ‘Star Festival’ at the Roku Gin Summer Terrace with free yo-yo balloon fishing, kimono dressing for the kids and wish writing. Plus, Japanese street food and shaved ice-cocktails. RSVP HERE
20th August, 11am – 12pm at the Roku Gin Summer Terrace, £50 per person
Craft your own Japanese kokedama plant with an expert maker while sipping on a cocktail of your choice at the Roku Gin Summer Terrace pop up. Kokedama combines elements of ‘bonsai’ miniature planting and ‘nearai’ no-pot planting to create a striking piece of art: the process takes the roots of a plant, wraps them in a layer of natural moss before binding them with thread, so that no physical pot is needed. The resulting ornamental plant can be then placed on any surface, or even hung.
During the masterclass guests will learn to craft step-by-step a kokedama palm moss ball from the experts which will be ready to take home with you at the end of the session – with instructions on how to care for it. This experience is suitable for children accompanied by an adult. Book tickets HERE.
Learn to Make Japanese Takoyaki Street Food
21st August, 11am – 1pm at Sachi, £60 per person
At this family-friendly summer workshop, you will learn to make savoury and sweet takoyaki balls, Japan’s quintessential street food. Led by Japanese chef Atsuko Ikeda, you’ll also be taught to make a dashi broth, the base of an umami rich soup.
Choose from a range of fillings like octopus, kimchi, corn, and cheese to make you own original savoury takoyaki. You’ll also make some pancake balls as a sweet twist on takoyaki. Each guest will make 5 savoury and 5 sweet balls to eat during the class. Book tickets HERE