Deets: Drink Company’s third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar (PUB) will open Thursday, February 28 with over-the-top décor inspired by the Fontaine de L’Encelade at the Palace de Versailles in France. The French fairytale garden will feature wooden trellises covered in abundant flowers including peonies, roses, and Japanese cherry blossoms.
Cocktails at Cherry Blossom PUB echo the nod to Japanese culture, including the Honeydew, Honey See, which explores the flavors of rice using sake, Americano vermouth, shio koji (spent fermented sake grains made into a tea, then a syrup), cucumber, honeydew, and absinthe; and the Way of Tea, a vodka soda riff made with Wheatly Vodka, Manzanilla Sherry, green tea syrup, lime acid, and Perrier.
The layered, multi-room concept will also feature a ramen room in partnership with Hiro Mitsui, the chef behind the cult-favorite Union Market food stall Ramen by UZU. Mitsui will serve his popular vegan miso ramen, often called DC’s most delicious ramen, in a room with a giant sculpture of ramen noodles and chopsticks as well as a mural by artist Andrew Funk.
Cherry Blossom PUB opens February 28th and runs through April 21st.
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