Koi August Sushi Chef's Table

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Koi in Evanston’s new sushi Chef Kenny Tan’s passion for developing exciting sushi creations is demonstrated in this exclusive monthly dining experience. Guests at the Chef’s Table are seated at the intimate sushi bar with a full view of Tan’s work area and will experience the creative process first-hand as they are treated to 8-courses. They will watch as their menu samplings are handcrafted, paired with sake and explained by Koi’s talented sushi team. For added viewing, Tan’s deft knife skills and artistic talents will be shown via live camera feed on an HD screen above the sushi bar.

This month’s Chef’s Table event will feature delicacies like Silky Tofu and Fish Tofu Salad, Oyster Shooters, New York Steak Nigiri, and Lobster Tuna Sashimi Roll among other creations.

The first Tuesday of every month Chef Tan will showcase new recipes and creations for twelve lucky diners at the sushi bar. The unique eight-course tasting menu will feature the freshest sushi in artful presentations paired with featured wines and sake. Please note, September’s Sushi Chef’s Table will be held on Tuesday September 11.

Silky Tofu and Fish Tofu Salad
Zipang, Sparkling Sake, Junmai
Slightly sweetened with flavors of fruit and flowers, dry and clean on the finish

Oyster Shooter
Dewazakura Oka, Cherry Bouquet, Junmai Daiginjo
Highly aromatic with flavors of light fruit and flower petals and a long dry finish

New York Steak Nigiri
Zipang, Sparkling Sake, Junmai
Slight sweetness with flavors of fruit and flowers, dry and clean on the finish

Mahuro geun Kang with King Crab Meat
Masumi, Mirror of Truth, Junmai Ginjo
Aromas of flowers and herbs are followed by rich fruits and light minerals

Toro Bite with Scallions and Black Tobiko
Napa Cellars Pinot Noir
Strawberry, cherry, and sweet spice with long complex finish

Koi Botan Ebi Nigiri
Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
With ripe aromas of pineapple and pink grapefruit, layered with accents of lime zest

Lobster Tuna Sashimi Roll
Gekkeikan, Black and Gold, Junmai Ginjo
This is exceptionally smooth sake, hints of fresh melon and papaya flavors with a great finish accented by just a touch of toasted nut.

Tropical Ice Cream Tart
Gekkeikan Plum Wine
Gekkeikan Plum Wine is different from standard umeshu (plum liqueur), which is typically made by adding plum fruit to shochu or other white liquor. Gekkeikan Plum Wine is made by a unique recipe utilizing select fermented plums, which produce a refreshingly fruity fragrance and delicate taste.


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