From the West Village to Williamsburg, these shops serve harder-to-find teas and centuries-old traditions in a way that feels fresh, easy-going and modern.
At Brushstroke with chef/owner David Bouley, chef Yamada created this dish for Americans, who he realized don’t like the salted, grilled fish beloved in Japan for its strong flavor and chewy texture. To create a very moist fish, Yamada created this recipe for sea bass, where the fish is marinated for 24 hours with sun-dried tomatoes and grapeseed oil.
In our current travel issue, Nancy Matsumoto takes us behind the polished oak counter and into the kitchen at Brushstroke, Chef David Bouley’s foray into the art of Japanese kaiseki. This intensely seasonal, small-plate dining dates back to the 16th century, having evolved out of the tea ceremony.