Located adjacent to the Baccarat Hotel, Taru (30 West 53rd Street), a new Japanese restaurant from celebrated chef Tony Inn, has opened.
Taru’s main dining room, which seats 82 people, features innovative Japanese cuisine incuding Cherrywood Smoked Octopus with nori, hijiki, and apple; Crispy Mimiga (pig ears) with shichimi peppers; Furikake Duck Breast with umeboshi pickled plums, sesame, and nori; and Kabocha Korokke with karasumi bottarga and salted duck egg.
Desserts include Miso Monkey Bread; Hojicha Puri, a crème caramel made from roasted tea; and Peanut Butter Kasutera, a playful take on the traditional Japanese castella cake.
At the 10-seat counter called Kotaru, one can order a 20-course omakase. It starts with five appetizers before moving on to a 13-piece flight of Edomae style nigiri made with fish flown in from Japan and aged in-house by Chef Inn. For dessert, there’s Kuri Kinako Dango, which are Japanese rice dumplings with roasted soybean powder and seasonal fresh fruit. Omakase dinners cost $375, and diners also have the option of a $175 beverage pairing.
For information, visit tarunyc.com