Wednesday, August 24, 2011

experiment #18 - CobaYakkoSan

Many thanks to all of the guinea pigs who joined us at Hiro's Yakko-San last night for Cobaya experiment #18, to Chef Hiro-san and his crew in the kitchen, and to May for being such a gracious host and putting together an intriguing sake pairing. You can see my pictures from the night in this CobaYakkoSan flickr set, with a more detailed recap to follow later at Food For Thought. Here is the menu for the night:

Chamame Edamame
Plum Wine

Tuna, Salmon Sashimi Salad
Crispy Fish Onion Salad
Nigori Sake

Shrimp Spicy Mayo, Fried Oyster
Hitosuji Junmai Sake

Kalbee Yakiniku and Spinach Butter
Akita Junmai Ginjo Sake

Seabass Miso Yaki
Kikuizumi Dai Ginjo Sake

Uni Garlic Pasta
Assorted Maki
Ikina Ona Dai Ginjo

Green Tea and Orange Mochi Ice Cream, Strawberry with Mint Cream
Dessert Pear Sake

Friday, August 5, 2011

experiment #18 - August 23, 2011

Quick Details:
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
Price: $63pp, with an optional $26 drink pairing (inclusive of tax & tip).
Start time: Likely 7:30pm.

We will do a similar routine as the last few dinners, with a drawing for seats from all requests received by Tuesday August 9, and additional requests filled, if possible, in the order they're received.

Otherwise, the drill is the same as always: please send an email to request seats, and let me know how many you're requesting (use the "contact the underground" link on the right-hand side of this page). You will be advised by Monday August 15 if the request has been confirmed (I will try to do it sooner, but I'm traveling all week and may not be able, so please be patient).

We have limited seating and while we try to accomodate everyone who is interested, that is usually not possible - most events are filled very quickly.

When your seat request has been confirmed, please book it using the PayPal link which will be set up on this page. Please do not book unless and until you've received a confirmation. When you do receive the confirmation, please book your seats through PayPal promptly.

A brief, but important, refresher course on the whole Cobaya thing: there is no "menu". There are no choices. You'll be eating what the chef chooses to make for the night. If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; don't like your meat cooked medium rare, or are pregnant: this meal is probably not for you. Do not expect white-glove service. Don't ask for your sauce on the side. Just come and enjoy.

Confirmed and paid-up attendees will receive an e-mail on Monday August 22, 2011, confirming the location and other details.

As always, thank you for your interest.

(once you make a selection you can add additional seats)

Cobaya #18 Dinner