MUSU - Contemporary Japanese

The Perfect Wine Pairings for MUSU’s Kaiseki Tasting Menu in Manchester

MUSUMCR  /  OCTOBER 18, 2023

Manchester boasts a rich culinary tapestry, but in its heart, MUSU stands out as a beacon for authentic Japanese gastronomy. Located in the bustling city centre, our restaurant offers not just a meal, but a symphony of flavours through our Kaiseki tasting menu. And what’s a symphony without harmony? Enter our wine pairings, meticulously chosen by our in-house sommelier, Ivan.

Understanding Kaiseki

To appreciate the wine pairings, it’s essential to understand Kaiseki. Originating from Japan, Kaiseki is a multi-course meal that celebrates seasonality, artistry, and balance. Every dish is a testament to the season’s freshest produce and the chef’s craftsmanship. This means that the wine accompanying such dishes must be equally versatile and articulate.

Ivan’s Expertise

With Ivan’s keen palate and profound knowledge, he bridges the worlds of Japanese cuisine and global viticulture. His wine selections don’t just complement; they elevate each Kaiseki dish, enhancing its flavours and nuances.

A Sneak Peek into the Pairings

Without divulging all of Ivan’s secrets, here’s a glimpse into the thoughtful pairings for our Kaiseki menu:

Sashimi & Crisp Whites: Delicate slices of fresh fish find their match in a glass of chilled, crisp white wine, offering bright notes of citrus and green apple.

Grilled Meats & Robust Reds: As the robust flavours of grilled meat fill your mouth, a full-bodied red with hints of berry and earthy undertones makes the experience truly memorable.

Tempura & Sparkling: The light, airy crunch of tempura juxtaposed with the effervescence of a sparkling wine creates a delightful dance of textures and tastes.

Dessert & Sweet or Fortified Wines: Our desserts harmonise perfectly with wines that carry a hint of sweetness or the rich depth of fortified wines.

An Invitation to Experience

MUSU isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a sensory journey. We invite you to our Manchester city centre location to embark on this culinary voyage, enhanced by Ivan’s impeccable wine pairings. Experience the confluence of tradition and modernity, Japan and Manchester, food and wine.

So, the next time you’re in the heart of Manchester and yearn for an experience that transcends mere dining, remember MUSU’s doors are open. Dive deep into the world of Kaiseki and let Ivan’s wine selections guide your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

Reserve your table now and relish the harmony between authentic Japanese cuisine and world-class wines at MUSU, Manchester’s gem.

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