Event / Workshop Hanami Afternoon Tea Party March 22, 2020 / by Junko We had 7 lovely ladies come to our Hanami Afternoon Tea Party!! Today, we prepared a lunch box with 9 different dishes using seasonal items (and focusing on the color pink), pizza, plus 4 desserts! Yes, we worked hard😁 sakura bento box 🌸 beets and matcha ganache bamboo shoots & mozzarella pizza bamboo shoots & mozzarella pizza Yomogi (Japanese mugwort) scone / pink and green steamed buns (beets and matcha) / strawberry & melon sticks Sakura Bento Box 🌸 Braised salmon carpaccio 🌸 “Sake kasu” butter w/ dried figs and walnuts 🌸 Fried chicken with red pickled ginger 🌸 Canola flower and firefly squid with vinegared miso with mustard 🌸 Roast pork w/ blueberry sauce 🌸 Marinated green onions with pickled lotus root 🌸 Beetroot hummus 🌸 “Shira-ae”, spinach dressed with tofu and white sesame 🌸 “Oshizushi (pressed sushi)” with canola flower and salted cherry blossoms Luckily, the beautiful cherry blossoms in front of JJ Kitchen were almost in full bloom so we had a great view! Everyone enjoyed the drinks, food and each other’s company, and some were very drunk at the end.😊 We all had a great time!! Thank you all for coming! Junko There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :) Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.