Shojin Ryori Omakase at Dashi Izakaya, April 25, 2018

This week’s #livefooding was a bit different than usual. We had tickets to the very special all vegetable omakase dinner at Dashi. Using only seasonal locally-sourced ingredients, Dashi crafted a menu based on “the style of Shojin Ryori cooking,” which was popularized in the 13th century by Buddhist Japanese monks. For this most delectable vegetarian meal, special guest Izzy Rader (and future food contributor to the Beat) joined The Editor at Dashi’s upstairs Izakaya. Here is the compilation of our live review journey through the chef-made 6-course meal.