UMAMI dinner at Kata Robata

Photos taken by Margaret Lee of Love Lee Photography



November 15, 2011 – With winter around the corner and the holidays fast-approaching, culinary camaraderie is in the air.  And in the spirit of holiday cheer, Kata Robata – of the popular Azuma Group – is corralling an impressive array of culinary talents for two collaborative tasting dinners dubbed UMAMI, or savory.

The uber-enticing UMAMI dinners will offer a multi-course tasting menu featuring the talents of Kata Robata Executive Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi, Chef de Cuisine Mark Gabriel Medina, and mixologist David Long Wong, along with restaurant conāt Chefs Randy Rucker and Chef Chris Leung.

Using Japanese and ultra-exotic ingredients, the acclaimed chefs will prepare different courses based on their individual philosophy and style. Each course will be perfectly paired with a cocktail, wine and/or sake.

The winter UMAMI dinners kick off on December 4, with the second dinner to follow on December 18. Seats are limited and reservations required. Please call Kata Robata at 713-526-8858 to make a reservation. The UMAMI dinners are $125 per person on December 4 and $225 per person on December 18, which includes cocktails and wine and sake pairings.

the 3 dishes i will be showcasing are…

pickled silver perch & charred tiny onions with persimmon vinegar & anise

“riceless” risotto of root vegetables & almond with mullet roe

red broiler cooked over spruce limbs with radish & a bouillon of white tea & seaweed


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this blog focuses on the trials & tribulations of the culinary evolution and explorations in the kitchen. it is also an open forum to discuss food ideas, techniques & most of all to expose the "happenings" and discoveries that are occurring in our very own backyard. "feedin my dreams by eatin greens & beans"... cheers, randy rucker
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