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New Year's Day Japanese Brunch

  • Tournant 920 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
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Along my journey  
through this transitory world,  
new year's housecleaning

-Matsuo Basho

Come, sit, and begin the new year with intention, reverence and joy. On January 1, 2018, Secret Language and Tournant collaborate to bring you a very special New Year’s Day brunch, inspired by the clean flavors and simple, graceful beauty of a traditional Japanese breakfast, with small touches that ground us in the Pacific Northwest. 

Expect an array of vegetable dishes, pristine seafood, delightful details, and the sense of renewal and total-mind-body-heart happiness that only comes from a deeply nourishing breakfast enjoyed in good company.  We wish to invoke conviviality, community and harmony as we set out on this fresh start, and hope you’ll join us.

The meal will showcase beautiful ceramics by Careen Stoll and Carter + Rose, and can be enhanced further with ceremonial matcha from Mizuba, nigori sake, ginger mimosas and other lovely sips and flourishes.  See below for menu and reservations. 

(subject to evolution but not substitutions)

One perfect oyster

Lucky tea egg custard

Forest dashi with mushroom, miso and Oregon pine

Black cod steamed with sake and ginger

Sea bean, Japanese cucumber and purple daikon salad with shiso

Braised kabocha with lemon and shungiku

Wakame, avocado and bleeding heart radish with ponzu

Steamed rice with green tea gomashio

Pickled things

Yuzu nama chocolate, matcha barley shortbread, citrus fruit

Earlier Event: December 21
Tazon Pozole @ Tournant