Yuwa Japanese Cuisine will celebrate its first year in fine style by hosting an exclusive one-night-only Anniversary Dinner on Tuesday, October 23.
The event begins with a sparkling wine reception at 6 p.m. before Yuwa Executive Chef and Co-Owner Masahiro Omori demonstrates his signature take on the regional cuisines of his home country of Japan with an eight-course dinner that will be paired with rare sake and wine selected by Yuwa Co-Owner and Sake Sommelier Iori Kataoka. Tickets to the Anniversary Dinner are available for $99 per person plus taxes and gratuity, total of $120 pp.
Highlights of the menu include a selection of canapés, ringo-gama (roasted duck, eggplant, white mushroom with spicy miso in BC Fuji apple), madai uroko age (fried tilefish and maitake tempura with Niigata Mojio seaweed salt) and braised Wagyu on renkon manju (thinly sliced Wagyu rib eye on lotus root cake, carrot, fried lotus root, wasabi, kinoko an-kake).
Occupying the space formerly known as the award-winning Zest Japanese Cuisine, Yuwa made its debut in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side in the fall of 2017 and was quickly singled out as a finalist for Best New Restaurant at the 29th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while its wine list earned a coveted Gold designation at the 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival’s Wine Program Excellence Awards.
Yuwa is both a showcase for Omori’s effortlessly elegant approach to the traditional Japanese kaiseki style of dining and a heartfelt homage to his late grandmother Yuwa, who owned and operated a fish market in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture and instilled in Omori a dedication to craft, work ethic and eye for the freshest catch.
A limited number of 30 tickets for Yuwa Japanese Cuisine’s Anniversary Dinner on Tuesday, October 23 are available for $99 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased by calling the restaurant at 604-731-9378 or online at Yuwa