even for this body of dust
a guardian god!
Come sit and dream with us under a cloud of cherry blossoms as we usher in spring with reverence and joy.
Shauna Galante of Secret Language and Mona Johnson of Tournant collaborate to bring you the second in a series of seasonal brunches inspired by the clean flavors and simple, graceful beauty of a traditional Japanese breakfast. They wish to invoke conviviality, community and harmony as we set out on this new season blossoming with hope.
Expect an array of vegetable dishes, pristine seafood, delightful details, and small touches that ground us in the Pacific Northwest, along with the sense of renewal and total heart-body-mind happiness that comes from a deeply nourishing breakfast enjoyed in good company.
The meal will showcase beautiful ceramics by Careen Stoll and Carter + Rose, and can be enhanced further with matcha from Mizuba, nigori sake, peach blossom mimosas and other lovely sips and flourishes. See below for menu and reservations.
(subject to evolution but not substitutions)
One perfect oyster, sakura mignonette
Dungeness crab chawanmushi with sweet peas
Ota tofu, cherry blossom shoyu, spring vegetables, herbs and flowers
Green garlic and white miso broth with wakame and enoki mushrooms
Little package of sake steamed fish, ramp butter and morels
Stinging nettle and yuzu kosho pesto rice
Wild salad greens, spring raabs and shaved baby vegetables
Japanese yam glazed in miso, mirin and chicken fat
Wasabi-pickled fiddlehead fern
Salted Hakurei turnips with lots of ginger
Carrot and burdock kinpira
Cherry blossom milk pudding