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In Japan, there is a tradition of vegan Buddhist cuisine called Shojin Ryori, which aptly translates to "Temple Food." In honor of Shojin Ryori, Izakaya Mita is taking inspiration from the Japanese Buddhists and their respect for all life by offering an izakaya-style sake tasting dinner with six courses on Tuesday, March 22nd. Costing $45 per person (including tax, excluding gratuity), the dinner will be served according to diners' reservation times so reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 773-799-8677.

The menu for the evening includes:

Course One

Burokori Goma-ae: steamed broccoli in sweet black sesame sauce

Ai San San Junmai, Ehime

Course Two

Tonyu-ni: steamed cauliflower and onions, topped with avocado in a soy milk, kombu dashi, and black pepper broth

Yuho "Eternal Embers" Junmai, Ishikawa

Course Three

Takenoko to Tomato Kushiyaki: teriyaki bamboo shoot skewer and yuzu miso cherry tomato skewer

Kizan #3 "Sanban" Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu, Nagano

Course Four

Kara-age Modoki: soy ginger garlic marinated deep-fried tofu

Minato "Harbor" Tsuchizaki Futsushu Yamahai Nama Genshu, Akita

Course Five

Eryngii to Shiitake Slider: eryngii king trumpet and shiitake mushroom slider in shogayaki soy ginger sauce

Ama No To "Heaven's Door" Tokubetsu Junmai, Akita

Course Six

Zukkini-Katsu: katsu style deep-fried zucchini with tonkatsu sauce

Tedorigawa Arabashiri Kinka "Gold Blossom" Daiginjo Nama, Ishikawa


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