Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Launches Japanese “Omakase” Concept at Tori No Su
Personalised menus created by Chef Ando provide Japanese seasonal flavours in “real time”
Abu Dhabi, 10 September 2013: Chef de Cuisine Takashi Ando of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ signature Japanese restaurant Tori No Su, raises personalized dining in the United Arab Emirates to new heights with the launch of traditional “omakase”, or “leave it up to the chef” dining experiences. Omakase haute cuisine comes in a range of options from guests having uniquely tailored menu items for those that arrive unannounced on the day, to special off-menu creations for those providing three days’ notice. Additionally, on the third Friday of every month, Chef Ando will open his Chef’s table to twelve persons for a monthly gourmet sensation, whereby Japan’s freshest seasonal produce of the day are especially flown in directly from Japan just for the occasion. Meticulously selected beverage pairing is also an option with each course.
Says Chef Ando: “There is no greater joy for a Japanese chef than to provide guests with omakase dining experiences. Each menu is completely unique and personalized. Japanese cuisine is all about freshness, the natural integrity of each ingredient, taste and the visual beauty of each element. It’s about respecting each ingredient so that it can be savoured at its absolute zenith, and this can only be truly and successfully achieved with a deep appreciation of its seasonality. Bringing such ingredients at their best directly from Japan ensures authenticity of flavour and a personal gourmet journey directly to Japan, in gastronomic “real time”, without leaving Abu Dhabi.”
Same day omakase dining is available to all whereby Chef Ando and his culinary team will create a personalized degustation menu from menu items with small adaptations and unique arrangements, and are available in two price points of AED 400 and AED 600 per person.
For individuals and groups providing a minimum of three days’ notice, a personalized degustation menu will be created. Two options will be available: one at AED 400 and a second at AED 600 per person.
Monthly Chef’s Table dining is available each third Friday of every month and open to the first twelve persons who secure their booking. Ingredients and seasonal produce is sourced directly from Japan just for the experience, with Chef Ando creating a one-of-a-kind degustation menu centred on that particular month’s seasonal produce. The dining experience comes with the option for traditional Japanese beverage pairing, as well as an original copy of the personalized menu signed by Chef Ando in Japanese. An English translated copy of the menu is also provided. The monthly Chef’s Table starts from AED 600 per person and is strictly limited to a maximum of twelve persons.
The evening of October 18th, 2013 will see the launch of the first kaiseki Chef’s Table and feature: a bonito salad for the sakizuke course; grilled eggplant with miso, tilefish yuan yami roasted pumpkin, grilled mackerel, deep-fried maitake mushroom for the yakihassun course; tuna toro, halibut, yellowtail shashimi with roasted bonito and yuzu kosho for the tsukuri course; simmered autumn eggplant, prawn and confit duck and wasabi for the nimono course; matsukake mushroom sea urchin and bonito sushi for the aizakana course; mackerel and mushroom with pirikara amazu ankake for the tomezakana course; mushroom kamameshi, braised tuna and miso soup for the shokuji course, and finish with kuzukiri with raspberry coconut milk soup for dessert.
To further promote the art of Japanese cuisine and keep all foodies up to date with the latest in Japanese seasonality, Chef Ando, through Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ twitter and facebook pages, will provide monthly updates on the “omakase” core seasonal ingredients to be savoured at Tori No Su restaurant each month.
October’s hero ingredient will be Japanese mushrooms with the special monthly menu featuring such delicacies as: mushroom and eggplant “teppan style” with sesame sauce; tempura mushroom; mushroom and duck oroshi soba or udon; and kinoko wagyu donburi with shichimi yami sauce to name a few.
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About Omakase Dining:
Omakase dining is a tradition among quality restaurants throughout Japan whereby cuisine connoisseurs and celebrated chefs are able to personally and gastronomically connect through a mutual love of food and respect for seasonal produce and flavours. Omakase dining allows the chef to take dining guests on a personalized culinary journey that showcases both the tastes of the day, month or season, as well as the skill and expertise of the chef.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
About Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
The business, social and gourmet hub of Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers offers a relaxed and bespoke urban lifestyle experience based on personalised care, craftsmanship, and a passion for unique culinary experiences. Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the 5-star luxury city hotel spans 66 floors and includes 382 guest rooms and suites of refined elegance offering the latest technology and stunning Corniche and coastal views. The hotel features a Club Executive Lounge, 199 serviced residences, ten restaurants and bars including the signature restaurants Li Beirut and Quest, Talise Spa, Six P Gym, and one of the largest and most sophisticated hotel conferencing centres in the capital. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was developed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan’s Projects Department.