New York, NY 10013
Village Voice's Description
Brushstroke, a noteworthy collaboration between David Bouley and the Tsuji Culinary Institute of Osaka, marks one of the few spots in New York where you can enjoy kaiseki-style dining. That is, a procession of seasonally inspired dishes aimed to capture all of Japan's geographic regions and tastes. The offerings change regularly, but expect to see visually striking dishes like mountain yam floating in a pristine tomato gelée, tuna sashimi, and pork cheeks stretching over a velvety green apple purée. An eight-course meal for one that costs at $85, and 10 courses are $135. But a bar alcove offering sushi and a handful of à la carte items from both menus presents a (slightly) more affordable option.
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Winner of Best Use of Egg in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Order the crab and truffle cha-wan-mushi off the ala carte menu in the bar.
David Bouley’s newest sushi spot, run by chef Isao Yamada, is easily the best place in New York for kaiseki, the elaborate Japanese tasting menu. Tokyo superstars Super Potato designed the space.
Delicious, but extremely expensive. For the money you expect a transcendent experience but it falls short.
David Bouley has added an edomae-style sushi bar to his Japanese restaurant, Brushstroke, manned by sushi pro Eiji Ichimura, who ran his own spot in midtown until 2008.
Kaiseki style Japanese prepared in an open kitchen
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