by Joey Stewart
Chef David Uygur of Lucia and Yutaka Yamato of Yutaka combined their many talents on Sunday evening for the second Valentine’s dinner in as many years. The previous event took place at Lucia, so this time it was Yutaka’s turn. When asked about the inception of the event, Uygur said “We both love dining at each others’ restaurants, so it makes perfect sense”. Justin Holt of Lucia also took place in the creation and execution of the dishes.
The six-course menu was paired with wine and sake and featured a sorbet course served on an illuminated ice block while all the lights in the restaurant were turned off.
We hope this becomes a tradition for years to come. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Joey Stewert
If you have stopped by Yutaka in Uptown Dallas on an off day there is a large chance you might find Jennifer and David Uygur, owners of Lucia located in Bishop Arts. We are told that the chef has even contributed to the menu which makes perfect sense when we found out that he will soon be doing a collaborative dinner soon. Continue reading
by Joey Stewart photos by Joey Stewart
The scene was a Japanese food lover’s dream last Sunday evening at Yutaka as the Chef/Owner presented a seven-course menu for guests, each of whom donated $200 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The menu was created and executed by the host and three of the top sushi chefs in the U.S. as shortlisted by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2012.
The rock star chefs in attendance were Ken Namba of Kiriko in Los Angeles, Taichi Kitamura of Sushi Kappo Yamura in Seattle, and Hiroki Fujiyama, the executive chef of Morimoto in Philadelphia. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef Yutaka will be hosting a Celebrity Chef Dinner with the proceeds going towards the Tsunami and Hurricane Sandy on January 27th, 2013. Yutaka will have at least five of the Best Sushi Chefs who have been shortlisted in Travel & Leisure Magazine from different parts of the United States.
The dinner will start with the pre-drinks at Sharaku Sake Lounge promptly at 5:30pm, and then dinner at Yutaka Sushi Bistro at 6:00pm. They are expecting to have 80 people total with two seatings in order to accommodate all of the guests. Continue reading