The Sake experience this year didn’t have as many types of sake to try as last year however there was a lot more variety with what was available. Like last time there was free cheddar cheese and crackers to help pace the alcoholic content that comes with 25 shots of sake in a short time-span.
One that stood out for me was the Funaguchi Kikusui despite coming in a can had a very bold flavour to it which went well with the dried bacon bits they were giving out it was definitely my favourite in the summer barbecue category and maybe even overall.
I also saw the return of my favourite sake from last year the Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura MIO sparkling sake which had a very sweet taste to it almost like a sorbet yet it didn’t feel like it was trying to be a soft drink as it still very much had the deep taste of sake. I even bought a bottle this time.
The Pilot Inn in Greenwich is a pub/restaurant/B&B which is less than a 5 minute walk from the O2 and was the usual place I went to with friends for a drink after completing a project. Last year it went through a huge renovation and when it was finally completed we celebrated the end of the collaborative project there and were pleasantly surprised by the changes made.
The interior has be remodelled to include a balcony, downstairs restaurant area and ground level pub as well as outside booths for small groups. The food has also drastically improved to the point that I had to give it a mention on here. I didn’t even know it was possible to have a scotch egg with a runny yolk but after one bite I almost had a foodgasm. Everything is made fresh and portion sizes are very generous this combined with the variety of beers on draft, many seating areas and quieter than normal location make it an ideal place to have a drink or even a meal at if you’re ever in the North Greenwich area.