The art and food collective OPENrestaurant traveled from California to Japan in October and November 2011 to support farms and fisheries across the country.
Event
11/3: OPENharvest Main Event at the Content Cafe

11/3: OPENharvest Main Event at the Content Cafe

Chris and Charlie make Pasta and Pizza

Chris and Charlie make Pasta and Pizza

1pm-3pm class On October 23rd, a group of Japanese food enthusiasts learned how to make kabocha ravioli and wild boar tagliatelle at Iri restaurant. The class kicked off with a glass of bubbly and sardine toast. The students met their chef instructors, Charlie Hallowell and Chris Kronner, and were informed that all of the ingredients that...
OPENharvest Main Event: November 2 + 3 (Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art)

OPENharvest Main Event: November 2 + 3 (Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art)

OPENharvest will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo’s restaurant Content. Conceived as an interactive edible art installation, the event will unfold though the evening at the restaurant space. California and Japanese chefs and artists will work together to celebrate Japan’s food and food artisans. In the weeks prior to the event, the...
Special Dinner with wine at HOUSE (Nishi-Azabu)

Special Dinner with wine at HOUSE (Nishi-Azabu)

Chez Panisse’ wine director, Jonathan Waters and chef Chris Kronner will host a dinner with wine at Nishi-azabu’s House. Date: October 30, 2011 First seating 5:30pm, Second seating 8:30pm ¥15,000 Prefix Menu per person including wine Location: House Nishiazabu Show Case 4F, 2-24-7 Nishiazabu, Minatoku, Tokyo 東京都港区西麻布2-24-7 Nishiazabu Show Case 4F For reservations, please contact...
Four Barrel Coffee at Streamer Coffee Company (Shibuya)

Four Barrel Coffee at Streamer Coffee Company (Shibuya)

Jeremy and Tal of Four Barrel Coffee will be serving drip brewed coffee, espresso and lattes at Shibuya’s Streamer Coffee Company in Shibuya, October 30 from 12pm to 6pm. ■ Date: October 30, 12pm-6pm ■ Location: STREAMER COFFEE COMPANY 1-20-28 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 東京都渋谷区渋谷1-20-28
Pop-Up Taco Stand at Fujiichi Yakitori Bar (Shinjuku)

Pop-Up Taco Stand at Fujiichi Yakitori Bar (Shinjuku)

On October 26, I ventured out to Shinjuku to check out Jerome’s special pop-up taco stand. It was my first time visiting the Shinjuku area. As I exited the subway station at dusk, I took in the tall buildings, brightly illuminated signs, and a member of Japan’s Communist party making a speech from atop a...
Pop-Up Restaurants in Shibuya - October 25, 2011

Pop-Up Restaurants in Shibuya – October 25, 2011

It was a wonderful night on Kamiyama Street. Thank you to everyone whose hard work made it possible! Pignon restaurant, where Chris Kronner made venison and wild boar burgers: Setting up at Shibuya Publishing and Booksellers: David Wilson’s installation at the bookshop: David has been practicing his Japanese penmanship: Shibuya Booksellers is the first store...
Pop-Up Taco Stand at Fujiichi Yakitori Bar (Shinjuku)

Pop-Up Taco Stand at Fujiichi Yakitori Bar (Shinjuku)

Jerome Waag, chef at Chez Panisse, will be making tacos at Fujiichi Yakitori Bar tomorrow evening, October 26 from 7pm-10pm, in the Omoideyokucho alleyway in West Shinjuku. The tacos will be filled with yakitori meat and maguro head meat. Yakitori off the regular Fujiichi menu can also be ordered. This event will also feature a...