Monday, January 27, 2020

Ushabu Omaske

Mr. H and I hadn't been to Tremont's Ushabu in quite some time, so when a silent auction package came up this fall for a 7-course Omaske Tasting with premium sake pairings for 2 people...I scooped it up, and we decided to use it to kick off his birthday celebrations there. It was a milestone birthday (shh), so I wanted it to be extra special.

The meal kicked off with certainly the prettiest of presentations.
Each chef's whim dish was very different from the last.
And there wasn't a bad bite to the whole thing.
The next two courses were my favorite, with flavors of mushroom, truffle, beef, marrow, and more.
The little Japanese "pancakes" made a lovely sweet vehicle for the rich bone marrow.
Homemade udon noodles with charred fennel and soy paired well with the fish course for our last savory course of the evening.
The chocolate pot de crème and matcha whipped cream was the only course I didn't care for. But I think matcha in general is not a flavor I enjoy, and dessert is always my least favorite thing of any meal.
The sake we sampled was selected perfectly by Matt Spinner, and our buddy Chef David Kocab (formally of The Black Pig) had just stepped in to take over the helm in the kitchen just days before we dined there. You'll see some menu changes on the near horizon, and we're excited to see what these guys come up with next.

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Cleveland, OH 44113
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Kate @ said...

I always think I've become a fairly adventurous eater until I see chef's tasting menus like this & realize, oh, I... couldn't do this. Ha.