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Blossoming Spring Japanese Brunch

  • Tournant 920 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
Photo by  Seiji Nanbu

Photo by Seiji Nanbu

even for this body of dust
a guardian god!
blossoming spring

-Kobayashi Issa

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

Earlier Event: April 6
Tournant Oyster Social + Conserva
Later Event: April 26
Migration Brewing Oyster Social