Nikkei-inspired restaurant Itamae is launching Studio Sessions, a series of collaborative dinners. To kick things off, the restaurant has tapped local Chef Timon Balloo, the culinary visionary behind Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, Mrs. Balloo at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, and the sorely missed Balloo Restaurant. The talented toque will join forces with the team at Itamae to create an unforgettable menu that blends each chef’s unique style and heritage. A nod to both Itamae and Balloo Restaurant, the menu features five tantalizing dishes. Standouts include Curry Calabaza Tiradito – black lime, sarza criolla, huacatay-cilantro leche de tigre; Nikkei Chili Crab – lump crab, ají rocoto, spiced torrejitas; and Mussels – curry amarillo. The restaurant’s natural, low intervention wine list created by Wine Director Karina Iglesias, will also be on offer.
The a la carte dinner will take place on Sunday, April 25 beginning at 7 PM. For inquiries and reservations, please message the restaurant on Instagram @itamaemiami or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The indoor/outdoor eatery is located in a beautiful courtyard at 140 NE 39th Street #136 in the Miami Design District. For more information please visit www.itamaemiami.com Photo Credit: Balloo Restaurant