Asia de Cuba is still venerated as one of the coolest (and justifiably expensive) restaurants on the London scene at St Martin’s Lane hotel. With its stellar reputation for sharing style themed Asian & Cuban fused food, light, succulent and incredibly moreish with sharp piquancy, when the restaurant announced a month long pop-up ceviche bar next to the hotel, I was there in a flash.
A crowd of excited foodies (and me) mingled and chatted while drinking on-tap Laurent Perrier and mojitos while efficient waiters buzzed around us serving a selection of small but perfectly formed mini-bites that surmised the taste of Asia de Cuba and had us all comparing our favourites.
Ceviche is Summer encapsulated as it creatively blends Spanish, Japanese and local South American influences, much like Chino-Latino restaurant, Asia de Cuba. Popular with restaurants all over the world, ceviche’s combination of raw fish, citrus and herbs help make
it the ideal full-flavoured appetizer or light meal.
This cool Asia de Cuba pop-up ceviche bar will be open in The Front Room at St Martins Lane from 4th-25th July, 11.30am-7.30pm, offering guests and passers-by the perfect opportunity to enjoy a titbit of classic South American creations and cocktails.
Chefs at Asia de Cuba have developed the exclusive ceviche menu, featuring traditional recipes with modern twists on classic dishes, which includes: Scottish Salmon and Salted Avocado Helado; Curry Kingfish and Passionfruit (my personal favourite); Grouper, Seville Orange and Aji Amarillo and Prawn, Snapper and ‘Confit’ Watermelon.
Diners will be able to pair their ceviche with a refreshing summer cocktail, from the mini Mojitos to tipples from the rum bar, and also enjoy Asia de Cuba’s signature Mexican Doughnuts with Butterscotch Sauce.
Prices are reasonable so no excuses not to head on down and try.
Scottish Salmon and Salted Avocado Helado – £5, Curry Kingfish and Passionfruit – £6 Grouper, Seville Orange and Aji Amarillo – £6, Prawn, Snapper and ‘Confit’ Watermelon – £5 Mexican Doughnuts and Butterscotch Sauce – £3.50. A selection of specialty rums and Mojitos will also be available