Looks like Masa Takayama is opening more than one of his new Tetsu restaurants. Eater New York reports that the chef applied for a liquor license in Tribeca.
In April, BarMasa announced it was shabooting the pricey Shaboo inside to make way for the new teppan concept at Aria, one of the first restaurant makeovers for the resort since it opened in 2009. Takayama plans to offer Japanese grilling in an intimate environment with the new concept, a first for the Michelin-decorated chef.
The new Vegas version plans to open in August with blackjack-style tables and two teppan grill tables that seat 19 and 20 people. Teppanyaki chefs plan to prep, cook and plate orders per guest requests, which they pick from a produce table in the center of the room decked out in meats, seafood and vegetables.
ENY poses a good question — “Will Tetsu be absurdly expensive, or just somewhat pricey?”
The teased menu in Vegas includes Toro tartare with caviar, Wagyu beef steak tartare and Pacific lobster sashimi ceviche as well as Tataki, a method of pounding fish and meats to help them absorb flavors. These meats are briefly seared over a hot pan, marinated in vinegar, sliced thin and seasoned with ginger. For Tataki, Takayama plans to serve Wagyu ribeye and filet mignon-soy vinaigrette.
Other dishes include a center cut lamb chop, filet mignon, butterflied Scottish langoustine, Mediterranean turbot and fatty tuna. Sides such as Kobe garlic fried rice, Yakisoba noodles and seafood udon are on the menu as well as Masa’s famous truffle ice cream, grapefruit granite and yuzu sorbet.
· Masa Takayama Finds a Tribeca Space for Tetsu [~ENY~]
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