Uchu Kaiseki Bar
 

When we talk about dining, it is always about the food, the service, and the ambiance. At the Kaiseki Bar at Uchu, the meal was delicious, the service attentive, and the interior beautiful and cozy. But there was also another element that we seldom talk about. As an 8-seat, square counter, dinner becomes an intimate and communal experience. The simultaneous buzz of excitement over the procession of each course and the shared act of eating together bring about a collective happiness that is felt throughout the room. In the near-silence as plates are scraped, spoons licked clean, you catch glances of your own enjoyment mirrored in the faces of your fellow diners. Although you might not speak even one word to another, the time you spend together heightens the entire meal.

Meyer Lemon and Gin Welcome Cocktail

Meyer Lemon and Gin Welcome Cocktail

Hokkaido Uni, Green Apple, Celery Root Purée

Hokkaido Uni, Green Apple, Celery Root Purée

Tardivo, Limequat, Bergamot Dashi

Tardivo, Limequat, Bergamot Dashi

Buri (Wild Kanpachi), Yuzu, Yuzu Kosho

Buri (Wild Kanpachi), Yuzu, Yuzu Kosho

Jidori Chicken Egg, Golden Trout Roe

Jidori Chicken Egg, Golden Trout Roe

Golden Osetra Hand Roll

Golden Osetra Hand Roll

Lobster from Stonington Maine, Grilled Turnip, Lobster Dashi

Lobster from Stonington Maine, Grilled Turnip, Lobster Dashi

Arrowhead Cabbage, Celery Root Purée

Arrowhead Cabbage, Celery Root Purée

Rice, Parmesan, Black Truffle

Rice, Parmesan, Black Truffle

Soba Tea?

Soba Tea?

Cara Cara Ice Cream, Fresh Lingonberry

Cara Cara Ice Cream, Fresh Lingonberry

Chocolate Souffle, Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Souffle, Banana Ice Cream

 

Date: January 2019
Camera: Leica Q