Eater Awards winner for Restaurant of the Year, Juniper & Ivy, is finally ready to launch the chefs tasting menu that diners have been eagerly anticipating since the Little Italy hotspot first opened last March.
Though in an early Eater interview, Richard Blais said that the tasting menu would follow a 4 x 4 (four snacks, four plates) format, the new weekly chefs tasting, which will launch on Thursday, February 19, will be looser; the multi-course dinner will be ever-changing, influenced by the season and the culinary whims of Blais, executive chef Jon Sloan, chef de cuisine Anthony Wells, pastry chef Bradley Chance and sous chef Bradley Austin.
Every Thursday, eight adventurous eaters will be able to make 6 p.m. reservations for a seat at the kitchen-adjacent dining bar to surrender their palates for what a release describes as a "modernist American left coast omakase showcasing the fluid bounty of the west coast with dynamic interplay between chefs and patrons"; the menu will change weekly but a constant is that all ingredients will be locally sourced.
The tasting menu is $95 per person, with an optional beverage pairing for $60 that will run the gamut of wine, sake, beer, apéritifs and digestifs, all selected by sommelier Tami Wong. Call 619-269-9036 to reserve.