Due to various circumstances, we have postponed the Umami Japanese night. For those who have already purchased tickets, refunds will be provided. We will announce the new date soon.
In a very first attempt, we have teamed up with the renowned Beech Mountain Distillery and the hub of this community The Pink Galah to plan a luxurious evening which you can enjoy fermented Japanese cuisine, Japanese-style gin cocktails, and immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
”Umami”, means essence of deliciousness in Japanese.
We present to you, 4 courses of delectable Japanese cuisine, featuring fermented foods and paired with some of BMD’s fabulous gin. Japanese beer and sake will also be available at the bar.
(Vegetarian options available)
Accompanying these delicious edible offerings, we are providing a sensational experience, with traditional Japanese drumming by Kizuna Taiko group and dance before, during and after the meal.
A unique offering to our usual fare, we are very much looking forward to bringing this experience to our guests.
If children will be attending the evening also, there is a cafe and kids menu available. Please allow notice of how many children so we may organise seating accordingly.
Advance reservation is required.
CHEF - YUKIYO COPLEY
I’m Yukiyo Copley, a Japanese born chef with a 13 year passion for koji which is the foundation of Japanese fermented foods. I share my expertise through workshops and specialise in crafting dishes that highlight local, organic ingredients. Join me for a culinary journey rooted in tradition and taste.
JAPANESE DRUM - KIZUNA TAIKO
Kizuna is the Gold Coast's own local community Japanese drumming team. We've been sharing the art and power of taiko drumming around Australia for the over 10 years.
The group's name, KIZUNA, means "bond"in Japanese. This represents the bond between the people of Australia and Japan. Kizuna’s aim is to share the tradition of Japanese culture by bringing their drumming performance to the Australian community.
Kizuna Taiko has performed at a number of local community events and fundraising events over the years, often being invited back year after year to perform. Whether it is for Parents and Citizens fundraising events, or Rotary Qld Kokoda Challenge or the likes, we work closely with event organisers to ensure we provide the type of performance they had envisaged.
Kizuna Taiko loves teaching our art of Taiko to our community, through workshops and performances at schools or community groups. We have also been involved in running team-building sessions for community groups as a fun and challenging way of getting people motivated and working together.
Kizuna Taiko has performed a number of times at the Woodford Folk Festival and at a number of corporate events. We pride ourselves in being able to adapt our performances to suit the type of audience intended or to fit into themes desired by our clients. We work hard to ensure we provide a high quality performance for our audiences each and every time. Kizuna Taiko have also been involved in running team-building sessions for businesses as a fun and challenging way of getting staff motivated and working together. Or as part of a company’s Health and Wellbeing Initiative. Taiko workshops can be quite physically challenging, but can be adapted to suit the levels of participants taking part.
JAPANESE DANCE - SAKURA DANCE GROUP
Originality and innovation are hallmarks of the Sakura Dance Group, Gold Coast, Australia. ‘Sakura’ is the Japanese word for ‘cherry blossoms’.
Through traditional and folk dance, we will introduce the culture, history and spirit of Japan.
We are a non-profit organisation and we regularly perform at cultural events, schools, churches, aged-care centres and charity functions.
DJ - KOZI
KOZI I played at various events in Japan, Thailand & Australia over the last 20 years. My sets are a freestyle mix of funky grooves from various music styles to suit the audience (ranging from techno, house, minimal, and progressive with a twist of psychedelic.) The last several years, I have enjoyed djing at Vitamin Q events in Byron Bay alongside other top Japan based Dj’s, such as DJ Nobu, Dj Yogurt, Dj Fumi etc. I have also played at Ecstatic Dance retreat event in Bali and looking forward to playing ambient music to support this Umami Japanese Night.