Sushi is the first, authentic Nyotaimori dining experience available
in London. Nyotaimori, roughly translated as 'female body
presentation', is the traditional, Japanese art of eating sushi off a
naked female body. For centuries this rare and shadowy practice has
been the sole preserve of Japan's very elite, but in the spirit of
gastro-egalitarianism will be brought to the paying public in London
this spring. Flash Sushi will offer a limited number of places to
this most unique of experiences with only one dinner sitting per
month until March 2010, where the concept ends - returning from its
flash of exposure back to the shadows of gastronomic folklore.
The experience is like no other
meal. Prospective diners are asked to register their interest through
the Flash Sushi website. Customers will then be informed of the next
Flash Sushi dinner via email, disclosing the time, location and a
code of conduct for the sitting. For everyone's enjoyment certain
rules will apply and must be adhered to; such as no photography, no
mobile phones at the table, no conversing with the model and most
importantly - charming, polite and respectful dinner behaviour.
To ensure absolute privacy and
exclusivity, the experience takes on a clandestine quality as diners
arrive at the various locations, ranging from a grand central London
mansion to an unoccupied warehouse space. Here they will join 12-24
other gastro thrill-seekers for a champagne reception before taking
their seats around the single dining table adorned with the stunning
Hadaka (naked) models. Thus begins an exquisite ten-course seasonal
Omakase style sushi dinner. With the suppliers of Nobu, chef Saito of
20 years experience is entrusted to create a meal that fully
demonstrates the depth and precision of Japanese culinary artistry.
To witness the skilled knife work and mastery of technique of a real
Sushi Shokunin (sushi master chef) is yet another captivating layer
to this incredible experience.
By its very nature, dining Flash
Sushi style is not the cheapest way to eat out. Due to the limited
amount of places and the logistics of planning each event the price
per head is (a credit crunch defying) £250. However, service,
drinks and a truly unforgettable evening are all included, making
this meal more than competitive to other high-end Japanese
restaurants and private dining packages. 'You've probably never
eaten sushi of this quality, let alone presented this way and I
guarantee you'll be talking about it for many years to come' says
Flash Sushi founder Nigel Carlos. 'It's taking food to the next
level - this is art.' claims Nick Hepburn, Flash Sushi co-founder.
With Celebrities such as Tom
Cruise, George Clooney, Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore and Harrison
Ford all having enjoyed a seat at the Nyotaimori table, Flash Sushi
is bringing this specialty within reach for adventurous London
gastronomes seeking the exceptional and the extraordinary. For a
limited time only.