Two local Korean restaurateurs have put together an exciting multi-course menu for some pop-up dinners that will be taking place over two seating’s on September 3 and 4.
This creative collaborative team is made up of Jay Son, restaurant manager and sommelier at CinCin Ristorante and Kyle Lee, sous chef at Elisa. They are working together to create a fine dining Korean fusion pop up event to introduce Korean cuisine and service in a way Vancouver has yet to see. This pop up is a 7 course dining experience, with both Korean flavours and local, premium ingredients.
The structural idea for the menu came from Jay. He wanted to take something very Korean and go as far away as possible. Kyle took those traditional ideas, such as Korean style beef tartare (yook hwe) and beef short rib (galbi) and put his own unique twist on it, as a Vancouverite, bringing in western elements that he has picked up in his time as a local chef.
Jay wanted to emphasize that the concept of the restaurant came about as there are many talented Korean chefs around the city, but there has not been a service oriented Korean upscale dining in the city. I wanted to display how dining in a Korean restaurant can be an experience, not just food and soju.
The price per ticket for the dinner is $185 (purchase as tables for 2 or 4). There will also be drink pairings of premium Korean soju, Hwayo, and wine (available for sale) to further showcase the two cultures coming together. The dinner is separated into two seating’s, one at 5 pm and the other at 8.30 pm.