Studio 88 are rolling out some new sushi-style dishes.
It’s but one of the many California-inspired items on their all new menu, designed by chef Michael Harrison, whose CV appropriately includes a stint working at the pinnacle of Californian restaurants – or, you could argue, restaurants full stop – the three Michelin Starred French Laundry.
For those who haven’t been to S88, it comes to us from the people behind raucously enjoyable The Piano Works, and is similar in concept: a live band, taking requests all night long, and playing non-stop music while the audience sing, dance, drink, and generally bring the house down.
The new menu starts in Southern California, with piquant shrimp tacos with pico de gallo, or sweet potato and black bean tostada with vegan cheese. Moving north, there are some modern Cali fusion dishes, including fried California rolls and tuna poké.
Then, if you fancy something a little more traditionally American, there ‘s a BBQ pulled pork or veggie-friendly cauliflower bowl, marinated and slow smoked with hickory wood and dressed with homestyle bbq sauce. Some more all-American favourites come in the form of buttermilk fried chicken, a classic hot dog with sauerkraut (based on the ones served in the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium), and a s’mores chocolate brownie coming with toasted marshmallows and smoked salt for a campfire-esque flavour.
Annnnd rounding it all out, there’s a new selection of bar snacks including, spicy buffalo wings, buttermilk fried chicken with Cali-style BBQ sauce or smoked goats cheese fritters with American maple syrup.
It’s music to your ears.
NOTE: Studio 88 is open now. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Studio 88 | 47 Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7DH
Like the sound of this place, but want somewhere less central? The Piano Works in Farringdon should do the trick.