Kaiseki Benefit at Relish

Relish Culinary hosts Kaiseki to aid Japan

On April 3, 2011 Relish Culinary Adventures will present a “Meal with Meaning” — a multi-course Kaiseki — donating proceeds to Second Harvest Japan Disaster Relief.

From Relish: A Kaiseki tea meal is often framed around a seasonal theme or the mood of the day. With this in mind, we’re reframing our seasonal Kaiseki class as “A Meal with Meaning”, a way to do something constructive and connect to a global tea community by donating proceeds to Second Harvest Japan Disaster Relief.

What is Kaiseki? Evolving from centuries-old rituals of the Japanese tea ceremony, Kaiseki celebrates seasonality by featuring only fresh, local ingredients and creating multiple courses that balance the taste, texture, appearance and color of those ingredients. The food is created with a sense of purpose and served with deferential respect to the diner. Great care is taken to present the food artfully, including the choice of plates and garnishes.

At this lunch, Chef Laurel Skurko will demonstrate wonderful examples of Kaiseki courses created from a cross-section of seasonal, local Sonoma County ingredients and traditional Japanese ingredients as she discusses the culture and traditions represented in each dish. Courses will be served with a variety of sake, Sonoma County wine and Japanese tea.

  • Hirame No Nanohanaae – Hirame and Egg Yolk
  • Awase Misoshiru (Mixed Seasonal Miso Soup) and Green Pea Rice
  • Clam Cake and Dumpling Soup
  • Grilled Black Cod in a “Yuan” Sake Marinade
  • Kinomeae – Spinach Salad
  • Pickles and White Rice
  • Tea Sweet Dessert

A Meal with Meaning. $94
Sunday, April 3, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

To register, contact Relish at 431.9999 or visit relishculinary.com