MIFUNE New York, the Michelin-recognized French-Washoku restaurant in the heart of Midtown East will be launching Tomo’s Kitchen, a celebration of Executive Chef Tomohiro Urata’s culinary prowess. 

Tomo is a craftsman of French-Japanese cuisine, drawing from his background working at renowned restaurants like three-Michelin-starred Maison Troisgros and Regis et Jacques Macron

Tomo’s Kitchen is an intimate eight seat chef’s counter dinner that features an eight-course French-Japanesemenu made with premium ingredients and showcases Chef Tomo’s abundant creativity through dishes like:

  • Japanese Uni with stone crab tart
  • Abalone steamed in sake for two hours then grilled, served with porcini mushroom sabayon, served in a clamshell.
  • Amadai Uroko Yaki, Japanese tilefish deep-fried and grilled in a white wine dashi sauce
  • Pigeon Roti Praline en Croute, pigeon breast cooked roti style then rolled in in a praline nut croute seat and finished on a grill, served with jus de pigeon avec cacao
  • Seared Wagyu and Rice, sliced seared A5 Wagyu beef over basmati rice cooked in duck consommé

Tomo’s Kitchen will take place every Tuesday at 7pm beginning on Tuesday, August 23 and is priced at $180 per person.

MIFUNE the Michelin-recognized French-Washoku restaurant in the heart of Midtown East has announced Tomohiro Urata as Executive Chef. Chef Tomohiro attended the Tsuji Culinary Institute in both Osaka, Japan and Lyon, France, before going on to work in some of the best restaurants in France including stays at two Michelin-starred La Relais de la Poste in Magescq, three Michelin-starred Régis & Jacques Marcon in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid and finally three Michelin-starred Maison Troisgros in Roanne, before taking his place at MIFUNE New York.

Named after Toshiro Mifune, the revered Japanese actor famous for his emotional portrayal of genre-defining disciplined, unmatched samurai warriors, MIFUNE New York is fueled by traditional Japanese cooking infused with impeccable French technique creating a cuisine unlike any other that would make its namesake proud.

The space was designed by Katsunori Takeuchi, a prolific Japanese designer known for minimalist designs inspired by nature. As you enter the restaurant, there is an 8-seat tasting counter, leading into the main dining room, a warmly lit space punctuated by natural wood accents, high ceilings with dramatic chandeliers, and three large shoji style panels on the far wall accented with the Mifune family crest. There is a subterranean dining room with semi-private tables for groups of four to eight.

The restaurant serves an eight-course omakase tasting menu that is based on seasonal ingredients that changes daily according to market availability. Guests have the option to add an upgrade to their dining experience, which may include Japanese A5 rank wagyu, lobster, foie gras, truffle and other premium ingredients throughout the meal.

MIFUNE New York is located at 245 East 44th St. New York, NY 10017 between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Phone: 212-986-2800. Website: www.mifune-restaurant.com Instagram: @mifunenewyork Hours of operation: Wednesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm

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