Few restaurants can trace their lineage back more than a few decades, but CHAYA restaurant group in LA and San Francisco can actually follow their roots back 362 years to when the first CHAYA opened in Hikage, Japan. “Chaya,” CEO Yuta Tsunoda explains, “means tea house.” The original CHAYA was built in a seaside town (Tsunoda compares it to Carmel) and it was a resting spot for passersby traveling on foot and by horse. Today, that same seaside structure has morphed into a Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant with Chef Kuniaki Kozuka at the helm.
The Tomatomania harvest is upon us! It’s time to celebrate the bounty with a Five Chefs/Five Tomatoes Dinner at Loteria Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, August 8th at 7:30pm.
Jimmy Shaw and Evan Kleiman will host Kris Morningstar, Giselle Wellman, Neal Fraser and Duff Goldman for a taste of tomatomania.