Sake Launch New Menu By Neil Perry

GoodFood - Sake Launch New Menu By Neil Perry

Sake Restaurant and Bar have just launched a new menu featuring signature dishes from renowned celebrity chef Neil Perry. Now available at Sake The Rocks and Double Bay in Sydney, Melbourne’s Flinders Lane and Hamer Hall and in Brisbane, the new mouthwatering dishes will make diners fall in love with Sake all over again. Whether you’re a seafood lover or can’t go past fresh and quality meats, there’s something for every Japanese food fan on the revamped menu.

The menu

Japanese food is known for celebrating seasonal, quality and fresh produce. In his redesigned menu, Neil Perry has taken this concept and created new dishes that showcase the work of Australia’s best producers.

The flavours of the dishes are inspired by Perry’s recent travels to Japan, and combine traditional ingredients with modern flavours – a concept that Sake has become famous for.

“My new additions focus on tradition while still being contemporary and fun and heroing everything that is celebrated about Japanese cuisine: produce, quality, seasonality and freshness.” Neil says of the redesigned menu.

Here we’ve summarised the main highlights from the new menu that you simply can’t go past.

Cape Grim short rib bo ssam

Perry’s short rib places a Japanese twist on a traditional Korean dish. The addition of red miso, chilli and confit garlic on tender ribs creates classic Japanese flavours, and with the complement of baby gem lettuce and pickles, this meal will keep you coming back for more.

Glacier 51 toothfish

Glacier 51 toothfish can be found in the waters of Glacier 51, located on the southern tip of Heard Island, deep in the sub-Antarctic. This fish has a clean and sweet flavour and is high in Omega 3. Sake’s toothfish is glazed in classic Japanese miso marinade, wrapped in a bamboo leaf, roasted, then drizzled with beautiful miso butter, showcasing the freshness of the toothfish.

Scampi tartare

Ideal as a cold starter to your meal, the new scampi tartare is cut into slithers and marinated in soy, dotted with trout roe, and sprinkled with togarashi. Served on a delicious rice cracker, this dish is the perfect way to start off your Japanese culinary experience at Sake.

Nori crisps tuna and kingfish

Another seafood option added to the menu is the nori crisps tuna and kingfish. This dish combines intricate flavours including white soy and mirin, and a touch of togarashi, with jewel-like cubes of Marine Stewardship Certified tuna and kingfish. The meal is served with a light sesame dressing and green onion for an added wow factor.

Ginger garlic chicken

Available on The Rocks menu is the ginger garlic chicken. Featuring free-ranged crispy fried chicken, sprinkled with charred spring onions, this is a great alternative to the seafood dishes.

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Image via GFGC Sake Double Bay

The drinks

Sake’s new-look menu is also complemented by seasonal cocktails that feature traditional Japanese ingredients. Some of the new cocktails include:

  • Japanese Shoemaker: this cocktail is made with Amontillado sherry, rich loganberry jam and yuzu, creating a sweet and sour flavour with salty and nutty overtones.
  • Sesame Yaki: the body of this drink is formed by red rice sake, bitter vermouth, Italian cherry liqueur and vodka. Citrus bitters and a drop of aromatic dark sesame oil are added to balance out the flavours and tie it all together.
  • Maple Leaf: this silky smooth cocktail includes house-made grenadine spiced with shichimi and shaken with shiso, white rum and egg whites. It has an interesting spicy herb finish that lingers in your mouth.

All of Sake’s new cocktails have a savoury flavour designed to resonate with the richness and saltiness of the dishes, giving diners a full and authentic Japanese dining experience.

Some old favourites

Sake customers are spoilt for choice with Perry’s carefully crafted new menu, however the menu still includes some old favourites including a range of sashimi, kingfish, and tuna dishes, among others. If you can’t choose between the incredible dishes and want the best of everything, the chef’s menu includes the chef’s tasting platter for $120 per person, or the new classics for $90 per person, where you can enjoy a variety of different starters, mains and dessert.

Where to find Sake

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Image via GFGC Sake Brisbane

In Sydney you have the choice between two stunning venues. Awarded a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat for six consecutive years, Sake Restaurant and Bar in The Rocks’ Argyle Precinct has a buzzing atmosphere with private dining rooms, a communal banquet room and traditional Japanese sunken tables and sushi bar. Alternatively, the Double Bay restaurant is located in the stunning InterContinental Hotel. Sake is also in Brisbane, on Eagle Street Pier and in Melbourne on both Flinders Lane and Hamer Hall. Perry’s new menu can be enjoyed at all these locations for lunch or dinner, any day of the week.

Check out the new menu

For lovers of Japanese cuisine, Neil Perry’s new menu at Sake is a must try. The combination of traditional Japanese ingredients, fresh local produce and unique, contemporary flavours make for an exciting culinary experience, all in a lively and comfortable atmosphere.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.