YakiSoda at Egmont Street
Wellington's Nikkei-inspired pop-up is coming back for one night only.
Wellington bar and eatery YakiSoda first popped up with its unique combo of Peruvian street food and Japanese highballs last October. After moving out of their Victoria Street home to make way for Hillside, bartender-owners Giancarlo Jesus and Kerry Burgess are bringing the concept back for one night.
YakiSoda will take over Wellington favourite Egmont Street Eatery on Tuesday, May 4. The one-off event will serve up four Nikkei-inspired courses and four cocktails across two sittings: 5pm and 7pm. The $100 ticket price is inclusive of the four paired beverages.
As far as what you can expect, YakiSoda takes its inspiration from the combination of Japanese and Peruvian cultures — known as Nikkei. Jesus and Burgess call the drinks list "a flavour journey," that begins with more session-able highballs and moves into more complex, bolder and boozier drinks. To start, that might mean you'll be knocking back a Peruvian pisco highball mixed with Albariño white wine, sake and bitterorange neroli soda.
The YakiSoda food menu has previously featured everything from South America's toasted cancha corn to Japanese-style grilled rice balls, market fish ceviche, anticucho kebabs and a kakigōri shaved ice dessert.
Book your spot by emailing [email protected].