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Uchi Garden Series is Back in 2021!

I was pleased to hear that after a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Uchi Garden Series is back! I was able to attend one of the dinners in 2019 and was itching to get back for another amazing experience. Of course, things are a little different now (what isn't). They will be following safety precautions and now seating parties of up to 10 people at their own tables instead of group dining. They will also offer private tables for groups of 2.


My experience at the June event was unforgettable. Chef Tyson Cole flew in from Austin to join Chef de Cuisine Lucas Chandler to kick off the 2021 Garden Series. They put together a unique collaborative 10-course menu served in the backyard garden of Uchi in RiNo. It was a spectacular night featuring top notch service, dishes, and gorgeous city & sunset views. Chef Tyson Cole interacted with us, guiding our experience through the 10-course menu. This immersive interactive dining experience is something that is traditional to Uchi and was definitely missed over the past year.


Below is the menu from the Garden Series on June 3rd and some of the photos I took of the dishes.



SCALLOP CRUDO:

NIGIRI:

TUNA BELLY:


SALMON CRUDO:


Each dish blew me away more and more as the dinner progressed. The flavors and components of these dishes complimented each other so well. Each bite was a truly tantalizing experience for my taste buds.


Interested in experiencing this for yourself? I don't blame you. Tickets will be available soon for the upcoming Garden Series dinners on Eventbrite. The price is $150 per person and that includes pairings, tax, and gratuity. Seating is limited, so make sure to keep an eye out on my Instagram page for the Eventbrite link to register for July's dinner! Below is the schedule for the upcoming events:


  • July 8, 2021, 7-9 p.m.

  • August 5, 2021, 7-9 p.m. - Featuring Chef Josh Weissman

  • September 2,2021, 7-9 p.m.


About Uchi Denver

Hai Hospitality’s first restaurant outside of Texas, Uchi Denver, lives on the corner of 25th and Lawrence in Denver’s burgeoning RiNo neighborhood. The restaurant serves James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food. In addition to local purveyors, the restaurant sources some of its ingredients directly from the restaurant’s rooftop greenhouse, a partnership with Altius Farms and the only Hai property to have such a feature.