Everything was Fantastic.
We were so hyped up about the event after the dinner!
The next day, the first seating of the book dinner started at 6 pm. Josef told us the kitchen was all taken care of and we didn’t need to do any work or help in the kitchen. How sweet! So, I came in just a little before the dinner time to help setting up the book display. The dinner took place at Penny-Ante, a private dining room inside of Ledlow.
What a beautiful combination of extremely fresh kanpachi with the seasonal flavors.
Loved both so much, and they were great with the sake.
Donabe time! Rice dish made in double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san"
Very Juicy Chicken Wing Rice (my recipe from the book) – ginger, sansho, sesame oil
Braised Shio-koji Beef Brisket (Josef’s recipe from the book) – sunchoke, basil, radish, meyer lemon
His donabe beef stew was so hearty and elegant at the same time. It was really great.
Someone looks very happy with my book. So many people including friends came to the dinner and it was a great fun. The dishes were really delicious!
Kyle's dad, Kyle, and me. Photo was taken by Sonya.
Happy donabe life!