The word “Kaiseki” comes from “kai” (bosom) and “seki“ (stone), named for the Japanese monks who wrapped warm stones in their robes and held them against their bellies to fight off the pangs of hunger. Kaiseki started as an association with tea and has grown to become the highest level of culinary experience in Japan. With respect for true kaiseki, we won’t attempt to duplicate kaiseki, but are inspired by it. More so, we’re inspired by Japan’s greatest tea master Sen no Rikyu’s great grandson, Senso.
We invite your table to engage in a seven-course tasting based on Senso’s version of kaiseki, focusing on progression, seasonality, simplicity, and playfulness. The flow of the menu is revealed in the Japanese “omakase shimasu” which loosely translates to “I trust you chef.” The menu is ever evolving based on changing ingredients and fresh inspirations.
Everyone at your table is encouraged to participate in the experience. American Kaiseki is not a sprint but a journey, so please plan on spending at least two hours with us. Wine, craft beer, and sake pairings are available.
Please let your server know if you have any food allergies, aversions, or restrictions.