Michelin-star chef Kuniaki Kozuka, from the original 362 year-old Hikage Chaya restaurant in Japan, will be visiting CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills for a two-day exclusive dinner event on Oct. 18-19.
Chef Kozuka will work together with CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills’ executive corporate chef, Shigefumi Techie, creating a seven-course pre-fixe menu. For $155, plus an additional $40 for wine pairings, guests can enjoy this exclusive dinner, highlighting exotic ingredients from Japan as well as local Californian farmers. Even the table setting will reflect this “once-in-a-lifetime collaboration,” with custom made dishes brought in from Japan for this event only, according to a press release.
You can expect exceptional dishes such as arare-crusted sesame tofu with steamed sea urchin, grilled wagyu with forest mushroom rice, lotus root mochi wrapped in bamboo leaf, and more.
The original Hikage Chaya started out as a simple tea-house and slowly expanded to become one of the highest rated restaurants in Japan, where Chef Kozuka was rewarded a Michelin star in 2011. Along with Beverly Hills, CHAYA has expanded to other locations in California such as Venice, Downtown LA, and San Francisco.
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