After a profitable pop-up on the Marble Bar on the Aspen Residences final summer time, New York-based Taikun Sushi is again for an epicurean takeover of Dangerous Harriett at Resort Jerome.
Taikun is the results of a partnership between Japanese sushi chef Kei Yoshino and NYC/Aspen restaurateur Ryan Chadwick (Gray Girl, Nakazawa, Aspen Pie Store, and many others.).
After finding out the artwork of sushi in Japan and dealing in New York Metropolis for a decade, Yoshino partnered with Chadwick and opened Taikun Sushi. The restaurant was meant to be a short lived eight-seat pop-up omakase counter within the Decrease East aspect of Manhattan however quickly grew to become a everlasting fixture within the neighborhood. They ultimately expanded to Miami and arrange short-term pop-ups within the Catskills and Aspen.
The unique New York location boasts an adjoining, non-public speakeasy accessed via a freezer door; so, when it got here to partnering with an acceptable Aspen venue for its winter pop-up, Dangerous Harriet was precisely what the workforce at Taikun needed. Housed within the 1904 Victorian subsequent to the Resort Jerome and the unique residence of The Aspen Occasions, Dangerous Harriet is an underground speakeasy-inspired house with a modern-vintage artwork deco design that goals to move company to a unique time whereas providing an intensive bespoke cocktail menu paired with small bites.
In accordance with the Taikun workforce, “The Taikun model was created to deliver premium omakase experiences to beautiful venues (beforehand: NYC, The Catskills, Miami, and Aspen) — Dangerous Harriet is simply that. A superbly designed house with distinctive spirits and cocktails and a first-class workforce working the present.”
Omakase, which accurately interprets to “I go away it as much as you,” implies that the diner relinquishes management of their meal to the chef, who offers them with curated dishes primarily based on seasonal high quality substances on the chef’s discretion.
In accordance with Patrick Davila, normal supervisor of Resort Jerome, Auberge Resorts Assortment, Taikun is aware of the right way to execute the expertise completely.
“Dangerous Harriet and Taikun share their dedication to excellence and playfulness. I’m a fan of Ryan Chadwick and the whole lot he does, as a visitor myself of a few of his ventures. I discover this partnership to be an ideal match for Resort Jerome and Dangerous Harriet. Each chunk could be very well-thought out and makes for an exquisite development via the Omakase. Our company can count on an immersive expertise, the place dishes are meticulously paired with an array of wines, sake, and cocktails to finest showcase every chunk and sip,” he mentioned.
Diners who made it to Taikun’s summer time pop-up at Marble Bar will acknowledge normal supervisor Adrian Taylor, who’s working the entrance of the home in his traditional heat and energetic means, whereas effortlessly guiding company via the premier cocktail and sake pairings on supply.
Then, there may be the meals.
Chef Kei’s menu consists of a 14-piece, nine-course journey that showcases luxurious substances that match the vibe and winter climate of Aspen. Chef Kei Yoshino’s preparation and elegance is conventional, specializing in the standard of the fish and substances, noting “if it’s not the perfect, I gained’t serve it.”
The primary three appetizer programs are served as a flight to begin the meal — seasonal sashimi, A5 wagyu tartare, and miso cod. Different menu highlights embody the chawanmushi — a conventional Japanese savory egg custard dish, topped with Hokkaido Uni and Ikura, Uni with shaved black truffle, and a hand roll with Otoro, tsukemono (Japanese pickles), and caviar.
“At Taikun, visitor satisfaction is our primary objective,” mentioned Chef Kei. “I need you to take pleasure in my fashion, style the best high quality of fish, have enjoyable, and go away comfortable.”