A Taste of Miyazaki: An Exploration of Shochu and Wagyu

A Taste of Miyazaki: An Exploration of Shochu and Wagyu



Wed, Feb 23, 2022 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012


Come to beautiful TWCCC and Gardens to experience an evening of shochu, wagyu, and fun!

Learn about the different Miyazaki distilleries and how to pair foods that accentuate the flavors of barley, ginger and sweet potato-based shochu. A special Shochu Sommelier, Ms. Shino Okita, has been engaged to explain and describe each of the 7 to 8 shochu. Distillery representatives will also be present to pour and serve the beverage and speak to guests. A video presentation will accompany the Sommelier's presentation.

Enjoy authentic Miyazaki wagyu-beef as one of many izakaya-styled small plates made by new Chef in Residence, Chris Ono! Chef Ono hails most recently from LA restaurant, Yojimbo. He has worked under master sushi chef, Morihiro and has experience from Michelin restaurants Providence (Los Angeles) and Eleven Madison (NYC).

The TWCCC provides a safe environment with its indoor/outdoor space. LIMITED SEATING!

COVID protocols observed - must have proof of vaccination or 72 hour negative COVID test and a valid ID.

Chef Chris Ono

Come meet our new Chef-in-Residence, Chris Ono, as he highlights the flavors of Miyazaki with various izakaya-style small plates, including Miyazaki wagyu beef dishes.

Chef Chris Ono, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a teenager working in his uncle’s small neighborhood café in West LA. After earning a degree from San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy, Ono worked under everyone from Roy Yamaguchi to Michael Cimarusti (Providence) before a stint at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Most recently, Chef Chris was a familiar face at Yojimbo, on Fairfax. With a refreshed set of local produce and purveyors, Ono will focus on creating new menus at JACCC.

Shochu Menu

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