On Sunday, February 29, Ito En New York presents a culinary event that takes its cue from the world of wine. Ito En Tea Specialist Kai Andersen will lead a tasting of five different teas, describing their own history, cultivation, and preparation. Furthermore, each tea will be paired with a specially prepared dish from Kai restaurant that best complements the tea’s character. This tasting promises to reveal tea in a light still rarely seen—a highly sophisticated infusion with a broad range of flavors, not a quick health fix or dowdy drink.
$60, includes tea and food pairing along with special gift.
Reservations can be made by calling (212) 988-7277.
Time: 4 pm
Location: Kai Restaurant, 822 Madison Avenue, Cellar Level
Chinese Nappa and Yuba “Oshitashi”
Dragon Pearl, Green, Fujian Province, China
Tempura of Sakura Ebi w/ Sencha Leaves
High Mountain Oolong, Oolong, Nantou Region, Taiwan
Organic Sencha, Green, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Gingered Persimmon Mousse
Hoji-chai, Ito En New York blend, Winter 2004
Ito En New York blend, Winter 2004
Prepared with steamed organic milk and rock sugar
Menu subject to change due to seasonal availability.
- February 29, 2004
- 4:00 pm