Join us on Sunday, April 28th
Omakase DASHI Tasting : Chef's Museum
Supported by Dashi OKUME
Exciting series of Chef's Muceum premium events, kicking it off at the Project Farmhouse Hyatt Hotel Union Square location on the 28th of April, 2024.

Upstairs is making a limited supply of tickets available :) First come, first served. 

PRE SALE Ticket $25, ADVANCE Ticket $35, Last-Minute/Door $45 (Includes Omakase 5 appetizers cooked with five different kinds of Dashi)

  • Chef’s Museum: A Healthy Culinary Journey into the Heart of Ingredients!
    We have all heard of Museums where art is showcased but have you heard of something similar with a showcase of cuisines? Prepare to embark on a culinary odyssey like no other at the Chef’s Museum! This is more than just an event, it's a sensory journey through the essence of each ingredient, tantalizing your taste buds and transforming your daily dishes by adding Japanese Umami. Every bite is a revelation, every flavor a masterpiece. Remember, you have control here and this time YOU are the chef, and this museum is your canvas for culinary creation. Can't wait to see you at your very own "Chef's Museum" !

* A portion of the proceeds from Sakura Festival will be donated to Taiwan Earthquake through Redcross and Noto Earthquake in Japan through directly Ishikawa prefecture.
 Join us on Sunday, April 28th
Omakase DASHI Tasting : Chef's Museum
Supported by Dashi OKUME
Join us on Sunday, April 28th
Prepare to join us on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey as we present to you an extraordinary event. Step into the realm of the Chef’s Museum! Experience exquisite and healthy culinary delights while immersing yourself in a wide range of exciting food-related experiences.
Here is what we have in store for you:

  • Dashi Tasting & Learning Section
    Prepare yourself for a culinary adventure featuring a selection of seven Dashi varieties. Here we offer a taste feast for your palate! You will be able to discover the art of savoring its intricate flavors and all its unique nuances. We suggest you explore this unique experience by bringing a close group of friends and loved ones!

  • Omakase Appetizer cooked with five different type of Dashi
    Presented by the chef of the official residence of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the eating section is going to be a magical Omakase treat! Here you will experience an unforgettable evening that we promise to fill with the specialty flavors of Omakase, offering irresistible, authentic Japanese appetizers prepared with five distinct varieties of Dashi. An added layer of flavor is the fusion of Japanese and Western ingredients. Through this process you will not only enjoy delightful cuisines and uncover the enchantment of Umami, but you will also gain the tools to elevate your home-cooked dishes. Whether you are a seasoned food enthusiast or just starting off on a culinary exploration, this offering is for everyone!

  • Workshop & Lecture
    We invite you to join us for a Miso soup-making workshop and Dashi Learning session hosted by Dashi Okume! Explore the fundamental essence of dashi, the flavorful Japanese soup stock that underpins numerous traditional Japanese dishes with not only Japanese ingredients but also Western ingredients, promising a journey full of delicious surprises to amaze you! Seating is extremely limited, so secure your workshop tickets now. *Available to join only workshop. Usually this work shop cost $75 itself, we're making this special opportunity at this popup!

    • Participating Brands
      Discover handpicked healthy food and beverage vendors to enhance your Dashi journey and savor amazing flavors throughout the event. Here are some highlights:
      - Gluten-free Soba by Uzuki
      Delight in Uzuki's gluten-free Soba, meticulously prepared with the secret "Tokyo Dashi," each mouthful a tribute to genuine Japanese taste.
      - The finest Japanese Tea and Matcha from family-owned Farm, in Uji, Kyoto by SORATE
      - You definitely wouldn't want to miss the savory delights of Dashi-Onigiri crafted by Mai Shioyama

Our exciting Chef's Museum event guarantees to envelop you in the vibrant heritage of Japanese culinary artistry and wholesome cooking. Seize the opportunity for this distinctive encounter featuring genuine brands and eateries intertwining the essence of the finesse of Japanese cuisine! We cannot wait to see you!

Stay tuned for more updates! Disclaimer: Menu subject to change.

* Allergy Warning: Know and understand your responsibilities with regard to your food allergy and safety. Menu items may contain or come into contact with wheat, eggs, nuts and milk. Ask [email protected] for more information.

Project Farmhouse Hyatt Hotel
76 E 13th St, New York, NY
Date & Time
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Join us on Sunday, April 28th
DADHI OKUME is the first dashi (traditional Japanese seasoning broth) store in the U.S., opened in October 2022 in Brooklyn. Founded in 1871 in Japan, "Okume" is a long-established dry goods wholesaler at the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market with a history of over 150 years, based on the philosophy of "delicious food forever."
The additive-free store "Okume" was established in Tsukiji Fish Market and is loved by Michelin 3-star restaurants. The world's first made-to-order "dashi pack" (patent pending) is made by selecting your favorite ingredients at the processing area in the store, blending, grinding, filling, and attaching a label with your name on the spot. We make "the only dashi packet in the world for your family".
We have more than 200 different types of food carefully selected by connoisseurs from all over Japan, and continue to support "fish diet" that represents Japanese food culture to this day.
Welcome to the world of Soba Noodles at Uzuki, Greenpoint. We invite you to experience the best craftsmanship of 100% buckwheat noodles in the US.
Soba dishes at Uzuki will not only nourish the body and soul, but also will educate our customers of the life-sustaining nutrients of Soba noodles.
Veteran chef Shuichi Kotani puts his soba-making skills on full display at this sleek, industrial-influenced restaurant in Greenpoint. Here soba is served in what is called kake style in some circles, in which broth or sauce are served in the same bowl as the noodles, versus being placed on the side. As for the noodles themselves, this is soba in its purest form — made entirely from buckwheat flour and water, in comparison to other versions that blend buckwheat and wheat flour. The result is nuttier and more intense. Signature dishes include a warm bowl of soba in a clear duck-based shio broth, and a deluxe sashimi soba with cold, matcha-infused noodles in a dashi broth. - Featured in New York Times, Bloomberg, RESY.
Mai Shioyama has loved cooking since she was a child, influenced by her mother, who runs a kimono store.Despite pursuing a career in fashion, her life’s work was cooking, and the number of requests for developing menus and recipes for restaurants and cafes increased, which led her to open Wagamama, a restaurant with no menu in Fukuoka. She then relocated to Tokyo and began working as a culinary chef. In 2014, Mai published two recipe books, “Nitosuki” and “OISHII & GLUTEN FREE FUSION AND INTERNATIONAL RECIPES FOR LIFE”. In 2015, she opened a one-year-only pop-up restaurant, “MAI’S KITCHEN”, at Ginza’s long-established wine bar “GINZA Stock”, creating a unique culinary space and food that changed weekly. She was involved in a variety of activities, including menu development for corporations and hotels, cooking classes, product development, including creating original products for manufacturers and department stores, and recipe development. After getting married in 2017, she moved to New York. In 2020, she collaborated with “Pierre Hermé” in Tokyo, and in 2021, she produced a rice ball shop called “Omusubi to Sekai no Gohan” in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. She has been catering various private venues and collaborating with cultural event sites like galleries, schools, snowpeakUSA, etc.
MATCHA & TEA RITUAL. The finest Japanese Tea and Matcha from family-owned farm in Uji, Kyoto.
In Uji, our farmers still hand-pick the leaf that is softest and freshest. This method is most often used for the manufacturing of premium-grade and competition grade. Sorate Tea and Matcha are grown in Ujitawara-cho, the small countryside town in Kyoto prefecture, where the farmer Nagatani Soen invented the method of manufacturing Japanese green tea in the middle of the Edo period. 
This is also the place where the first tea tree seed was planted by a Japanese Buddhist priest who imported both Zen Buddhism and green tea to Japan from China around 700 A.D.—in fact advised the priests in Uji on how to cultivate and produce the beverage.

"In the heart of New York City’s SoHo, Sōrate emerges as a haven of tranquility and cultural fusion. Nestled along Sullivan Street, this Japanese teahouse, infused with Italian influence, redefines the art of mindful living."
Project Farmhouse Hyatt Hotel Union Square
76 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
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  • Will tickets also be sold at the door?
    Yes, if they have not been sold out and while supplies last.

  • Can I join only for workshop?
    Yes, you can. You can still enjoy dashi tasting and shopping. 5 pieces omakase appetizer is not included.

  • How does check-in work?
    We’ll scan in your QR code at the venue, and give you a Omakase appetizer voucher.
  • What if I cannot make it?
    Please refer to the refund policy below.

  • What if I lose the voucher?
    Please make sure not to lose your vouchers. Unfortunately, We are unable to replace these items if you misplace them. As they say, use it or lose it ;)

  • Can I come late or early than my ticket time?
    If you're late or early for your ticket time, entry will be permitted if space allows.

  • I can get there around 1:30pm, I have a 12pm-2pm ticket, can I still stay after 2:00pm?
    Yes, you can.
About Upstairs
Upstairs NYC is a non-profit organization formed in 2022 to promote friendly relations between New York and diversity culture. A growing community and with a focus on promoting learning and community engagement across 4 pillars: art and culture, lifestyle, technology, and food. The organization regularly hosts panel discussions, holds experiential events, cultural celebrations and socials.
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