Continuing the tradition we started last year, Kushi is offering our modern take of the Osechi （お節）box, the Japanese good luck box.
Designed for today’s modern Japanese gatherings, our Osechi includes seven delicious items that represent the best of luck for this coming year.
Instead of packing them all together like the traditional Oju-style Osechi box presentation, each item is individually packaged for your convenience. Our thinking behind this approach: if Osechi menu was meant to be using cooking methods and ingredients to preserve food longer, then let’s apply modern packaging to last them even longer.
Each menu item serving as a symbol or wish for the coming year, includes a description and its meaning behind.
This year, we are also offering my favorite Ozoni （お雑煮）, just like my mom used to make. Ozoni is a special soup that you eat in the morning on New Year’s Day in Japan. Your first taste of the New Year features our home made dashi broth with seasonal local produce with mochi rice cakes.
"Within the grill, Kushi ignites high-quality, traditional Japanese oak binchotan charcoal, which is virtually smokeless and burns at over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and American hardwood charcoal. The high heat sears with few impurities and produces a rich, smoky flavor in meats and vegetables."
Learn how to demystify sake ordering and drink like a pro.
Discussions about the different varieties of sake (from Junmai to Nigori), and learn the production process, and origins. Guests will sample 6 types of sake paired with delicate bites of hors d’ oeuvres from Kushi. During the tasting, guests will learn how to choose sake for different cuisines and occasions, with a take away of where they can purchase them at near-by retail stores.
Here are the tasting list:
Hoyo Shining Prince (Tokubetsu Junmai, and a bigger style)
Masumi Arabishiri First Run (Namazake, ginjo)
Gassan Moon Mountain (Junmai Ginjo)
Eikun Water Lords (Junmai Ginjo)
Hoyo Kura No Hana Fair Maiden (Diaginjo style, and not a junmai)
Kamoizumi Summer Snow (nigori)
One ticket also includes one glass of sake or beer. All guest must be 21 years of age or older. After the sake tasting event, guests are welcomed to mix and mingle and stay for the live taiko drumming performance that will follow at 8pm.