The First Cherry Blossom of Spring is a Dessert

Bella Cosa Restaurant Executive Chef, Kentaro Torii, has conjured Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season in a dessert

With a nod of nostalgia to the cherry blossom viewing season of his homeland, which begins in Tokyo this week and continues through to May, Bella Cosa Executive Chef Kentaro Torii has created an ethereal cherry blossom dessert.

Combining Italian ingredients with Japanese aesthetics, the dish is entirely in keeping with Torii’s unique approach.

Elements of the dessert

The dessert includes Amaretto di Saronno panna cotta, cherry blossom jelly, Amarena cherry compote and espuma, pistachio crumble and foam.

Cherry Blossom Viewing Season begins in southern Japan in late March and Tokyo this week spreading gradually north where it ends in May.

Amarena cherries are small, dark and bitter and generally considered superior to the maraschino variety for their versatility and intense flavour. Hailing only from the Modena and Bologna regions of Italy they are at best when grown in the wild.

Contact

Bella Cosa Restaurant, Drewry House, 213 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9FJ
Phone: 0207 132 1212
Website: www.bellacosarestaurant.com
EMail: reservation@bellacosarestaurant.com
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Opening Hours

Upstairs Restaurant:
12:00 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday
Closed from 15:00 to 18:00
Last order at 14:30 and 22:00 for lunch and dinner respectively
Downstairs Bar: 12:00 to 23:00
Monday to Sunday Closed from 15:00 to 18:00
Last order at 14:30 and 22:00 for lunch and dinner respectively
Last drink order at 22:30

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