On Sunday, April 28, Jettison, the cozy, intimate bar tucked behind Houndstooth Coffee in Sylvan Thirty, will host a spring-inspired cocktail omakase experience.
What, you ask, is a cocktail omakase? When you order omakase in a sushi restaurant, it means sitting at the sushi bar and allowing the chef with the day’s catch and the sure hand to serve you what he chooses. (Omakase translates roughly to “as you choose.”) For Jettison, it will mean a 10-seat bar turned into a tasting ground for six cocktails made in front of you. Each will harness some expression of the season.
New-to-market spirits like Balcones Pot Still Bourbon, Iichiko Saiten Shochu, and Comoz Blanc Vermouth will make appearances, along with berries, herbs, edible flowers, and the showmanship of techniques that you don’t always get to see up close.
Some highlights: the Eternal & Fleeting, with rose petal-infused Manzanilla sherry, Ivy Mountain peach brandy, Benedictine, and teapot bitters; and the Cloud Cover with Balcones Pot Still Bourbon, chai tea, ginger, honey, and grapefruit foam. Small snacks like popcorn and peanuts will also be provided.
“Just like a prix fixe dinner by a chef, this cocktail omakase is where we can showcase a full experience with a certain theme, progression of drinks, elevated presentation, and use of special techniques,” bar manager George Kaiho writes in a statement.
“George and I have talked about presenting these events for almost two years,” writes Sean Henry, owner of Jettison, in the same release. “There have been some bars in the US that offer this type of experience, but no bar in Dallas does it on a regular basis that we know of. We’re excited to enjoy a relaxing evening of good drinks and good people.”
The duo hopes to extend the omakase evenings over the course of the year, one per season. The name of this first spring fling: Cycle of Life. BYOUber.
The details: Sunday, April 28th
Two seatings at 5:30 and 8pm
Cost: $90 per person
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