9 December 2009 Images & Story: MiSociety Additional Images: Belinda
Akira Isogawa ‘Shochus’ at Tokonoma
Tokonoma Shochu bar + lounge in Crown Street, Surry Hills, with it’s many hued soft timbers and curvaceous flowing interior brings a new level of design to Sydney’s bar scene. The creation of Architect Matt Darwon, who also designed the original ‘Toko’ next door, the resulting sophisticated ambience of Tokonoma is elegance itself.
The launch night showcased pieces from Akira Isogawa’s stunning Printemps / Ete 2009 collection that has only ever been previously shown in Paris and was set amongst a huge flora installation by Grandiflora.
The Japanese inspired bite-sized tasting dishes served were delicious and included the best tofu MiSociety has so far experienced in Sydney. But here the extensive range of cocktails are to be the stars with a selection of infused Shochu tonics, the finest Japanese Sake and a wide variety of Japanese whiskies and liqueurs.
The celebrities, food media and fashion designers who joined Akira Isogawa for the launch included Gracie Otto, ‘Masterchef’s’ Justine Schofield, ‘Celebrity Masterchef’, Eamon Sullivan, Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ choreographer Adam Williams and newly single Amber L’strange.
(Shochu is a Japanese traditional clear distilled spirit that has been made at least from the 16th century in Japan.)
Tokonoma Shochu Bar + Lounge, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
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