“Saishoku no Miryoku”—Multi-Course Vegan Tasting Menu

採食の魅力—Saishoku no Miryoku
“The Appeal of Vegan Cuisine”
Multi-Course Tasting Menu with Chef Alan Hirahara

Saturday, December 10, 2022
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: the Center’s Issei Memorial Hall
$55 Center Members, $65 General Public

Join us at the Center for a special, one-time only multi-course vegan dining event with community chef Alan Hirahara. Seasoned in hosting and presenting his own private multi-course dinners out of home and catering countless parties, Chef Hirahara knows the ins and outs of good food and how to serve it. The Center is excited to provide an expanded venue and visibility for Chef Hirahara to continue to hone his craft, highlighting the beauty and taste of vegan cuisine, and to continue to serve good food and an even better communal experience. Our dining event with Chef Hirahara will comprise ten main tasting dishes, followed by two intermezzos and a dessert. We encourage everyone to come out, bring friends or family, and help us give Chef Hirahara a warm welcome as we savor his culinary artistry.
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Main Course Menu
Mini Birds Nest
Foie Gras Canape

Mini Taro Cornet
Koji Crouton
Yuba Sashimi
Kao Swe Soup
Crab Cake
Garlic Chive Dumpling
Mushroom Dumpling
Taro Dumpling

Intermezzo Menu
Peach On a Spoon
Tomato Water Shooter

Dessert Menu
Pandan Coconut Cream Shot

About Chef Alan Hirahara
Alan Hirahara graduated with a business degree from Santa Clara University, but soon after college, realized his passion for cooking. He started as a dishwasher in Denali National Park, working his way into a prep cook position, then moved to Mammoth Lakes, where he trained to be a sushi chef and would eventually take on the head sushi chef role for eleven years. He then returned to the Bay Area and attended California Culinary School. Upon graduating, he worked as a line cook at Azie Restaurant in San Francisco, in addition to taking on local catering opportunities. Chef Hirahara would then work as private chef in Hillsborough for eleven years, while also leading a sushi catering business. Now, he is looking to give back to the community, offering his time for volunteering in the Japanese American community, while also sharing his love and passion for cooking with everyone he can.

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Dec 10 2022


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center


The Center
1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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