Itamae x Balloo Collaborative Dinner 4/25/21

Itamae x Balloo Collaborative Dinner
Sunday, 04/25/2021-, 07:00 pm-

James Beard Award “Rising Star Chef of the Year” semifinalist Nando Chang is pleased to announce that his family’s highly acclaimed Nikkei-inspired restaurant Itamae, will host a series of collaborative dinners aimed to showcase the talents of brilliant culinarians, as well as pay tribute to the cultures and cuisines that make up the 305.

To kick things off, the restaurant has tapped local Chef Timon Balloo, the culinary visionary behind Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, Mrs. Balloo at The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, and the beloved and sorely missed Balloo Restaurant. The talented toque – who has received several James Beard Award nominations including “Best Chef: South” and “Best New Restaurant” for Sugarcane – will join forces with the team at Itamae to create an unforgettable menu that blends each chef’s unique style and heritage. Itamae’s refined Peruvian-Japanese flavors will be at play with Timon’s more rustic Asian-Caribbean cookery.

The a la carte dinner will take place on Sunday, April 25 beginning at 7PM. A nod to both Itamae and Balloo Restaurant, the menu features five tantalizing dishes. Standouts include Curry Calabaza Tiradito – black lime, sarza criolla, huacatay-cilantro leche de tigre; Nikkei Chili Crab – lump crab, ají rocoto, spiced torrejitas; and Mussels – curry amarillo. The restaurant’s natural, low intervention wine list created by Wine Director Karina Iglesias, will also be on offer. For inquiries and reservations, please message the restaurant on Instagram @itamaemiami or email