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Here's a Sneak Peek of the Upcoming Uchi Dallas Menu

Things to come from the soon-to-arrive Austin export.

Austin-born Japanese sensation Uchi is slated to arrive in Dallas later this spring, and the restaurant group led by James Beard-award winning chef Tyson Cole is doing everything in its power to ensure that the local restaurant community welcomes them with open arms. In a smartly calculated — and rather unprecedented — move, Uchi hosted two nights of pop-up dinners, inviting not just the usual media but practically every hot chef in town to get acquainted with its staff as well as its food.

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The pop-ups were held at the former Monkey Bar space in Exposition Park:

Uchi also called upon local talent to provide the cocktails: Black Swan Saloon's Gabe Sanchez led a team that also included ice wizard and Remedy beverage director Máté Hartai and Emily Perkins (now a rep for Rémy Cointreau, she also designed
the drink program at Truck Yard).

An Umeboshi (salted plum) Collins with shiso leaf:

Chef de cuisine Junior Borges led his kitchen army through several courses to give guests a sneak peek at the Uchi experience:

Uchi Preview Menu

Hamachi with chili and orange:

Several types of alliums with country ham and chickpea panisse:

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Uchi is slated to open at 2817 Maple Avenue later this spring; the restaurant group also has plans to launch a second, brand-new bar/restaurant concept upstairs. Stay tuned for further details (and a more concrete opening date, hopefully).