Aurora borealis? At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within a restaurant? Well, not quite, but probably as close as Birmingham will ever come to witnessing the Northern lights. This winter, Tattu in Birmingham City Centre will project breathtaking visuals of the polar lights throughout its restaurant and bar.
To embrace the coming of winter, Tattu has taken influence from the Chinese proverb: ‘A fall of snow gives promise to a fruitful year,’ and is offering a magical dining experience this season. Alongside its displays of the aurora borealis, Tattu’s cherry blossoms have turned icy blue and its interiors are dusted with snow.
Taking inspiration from the Northern Lights, Tattu has concocted new show-stopping cocktails that match its natural wonder. The Aurora is crafted to reflect a luminous night sky; it is a blend of vodka, white chocolate and sparkling cherry, served in a closh which, when lifted, reveals a wintery nutmeg aroma.
When it comes to food, Tattu’s Chinese cuisine is perfect for those looking to share with large family gatherings. Warming up close together is going to be a must in this wintery atmosphere. The recently launched winter menu offers something for everyone, including dim sum, raw dishes, small plates, grills and seafood plus a host of vegan and vegetarian options. Standouts include crispy shredded beef; Shangai black cod; seven spiced seared tuna; and the wok-fired chicken served with roast chilli peppers and sesame honey soy.
For dessert, the Frozen Cherry Blossom reflects China’s annual great snow. Icy blue candyfloss on a chocolate trunk and chocolate mousse is presented on a bed of dried ice. While Tatto’s Baked Alaska with a maraschino cherry, hazelnuts, coconut and meringue is made to resemble China’s famous Mount Heng.
To learn more about Tattu and its wintery transformation head here.