South Florida’s critically-acclaimed culinary virtuoso, Makoto Okuwa of Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops, has been given the privilege of hosting an elegant Japanese-themed journey at the James Beard House on Thursday, June 27. Before he jets off to New York City to cook for the who’s who of the culinary industry, Chef Makoto will treat South Florida locals to a preview of his special James Beard Menu at his Bal Harbour flagship restaurant, Makoto. The stellar five-course meal will be available for $75.00.  Each dish can be paired with sakes carefully selected by Makoto and his team for an additional $35.00. The menu is set to showcase themed dishes starting with a Seasonal Vegetable Salad, Shoka no vegetables ‘takiawase’, black garlic soil; followed by Assorted Sashimi, Scallops, crispy seaweed, sea bean, squid, pickled jellyfish; the third course, Wagyu Beef Arroser with Ash Onions and Walnut Bread; the fourth course will be a chefs choice sushi tasting. To conclude the evening in decadent style, guests will indulge in Okinawa Tres Leches, Japanese black sugar cake and soy ice cream.  

assorted sushi
Photo courtesy of Makoto Restaurant


9700 Collins Ave,

Bal Harbour, FL 33154

(305) 864-8600


June 20, 2013



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