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the first Tucson Hoodie Presents It’s here and ready to treat your taste buds Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen The multi-course dinner starts at 6 PM, but we recommend arriving by 5:30 PM when the 30-minute social hour begins.
Chef Ernie Soto will be the star of the evening, discussing ocean sustainability and answering questions as he butchers tuna right in front of you. Then, perhaps the best part of all is eating that same tuna six different ways throughout the evening.
This meal is all about tuna, and each course is paired with sake.Mocktails served in recyclable aluminum cups are also available upon request.When you enter, you’ll be served ice luge and an appetizer. Slip down with a welcome cocktail. tuna tartare, Comes with serrano pepper, shallot and EVOO.
Additionally, you may want to admire the artistry of what you consume. We’re talking about gyotaku prints here, and everyone who eats at Obon takes home this one-of-a-kind piece. eye candyGyotaku is a traditional Japanese art that appeared over 100 years ago. This was how fishermen recorded what fish they caught and, in this particular situation, what they ate.
Tickets are $200 per person, and the experience includes six courses paired with sake. A full bar menu is available for additional purchase throughout the evening.
6 course dinner menu
- Nigiri (Loin, Medium Toro/Otoro) – Root Wasabi, Nigiri, Polanco Caviar
- sashimi (Loin, Toro) – chamorro finadenne
- Yakitori (loin, toro) – sea urchin, Asian chamoy
- Crude (loin, fatty tuna) – umami vinegar, nigiri, egg yolk, shiitake mushrooms, onion, wasabi oil
- hand-rolled (medium-fallen back meat) – large leaves, mustard seeds, scallions, seaweed
- steak (loin) – black olive oil, herb salad, confit potatoes, smoked salt
Keep an eye out for Tucson Foodie Presents, our new annual series of unique dinners, tours and tastings. In the meantime, queue up and get your tickets for this Obon event. Because it will be an experience not to be missed.
Purchase your tickets in advance at eventbrite.com. Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen is located at 350 E. Congress St. For more information, please visit obonsushi.com.
Also, check out our recent article, What a catch! I’m Ernie Soto, the fishmonger and head chef of Obon. “