Chef Troy Guard's meteoric career brought him to kitchens from New York to Hong Kong. At TAG, that global experience—and his Hawaiian upbringing—is the foundation of his bold, seafood-focused cooking. With this Gourmet offer, take a culinary tour of Guard's worldly education: Pay $125 for one seat at the four-person chef's counter for a six-course omakase tasting menu with wine pairings; a signed copy of the menu; a photograph with the chef and crew; and a $25 gift certificate to TAG|Raw Bar. Or pay $600 for all four seats, and chef Guard will create a menu based on your preferences. Gratuity and all other fees are included.
Pass the chic, red leather banquettes and always-bustling bar, and perch at the chef's counter, where ruby-colored subway tiles frame Guard's gleaming open kitchen. Your menu will be subject to the day's catch and Guard's mood, but you can count on whimsical, creative, and often Asian-inspired dishes. You might get a taste of his signature miso black cod with artichoke-edamame salsa; the gleefully inventive seared hiramasa with Pop Rocks candy; or the best Kung Pao you've ever had, made with sweetbreads.
While using childhood candy and riffing on Chinese takeout sound unlikely, Guard always masterfully melds savory, sweet, and spicy—a skill that earned him Westword's Best Fusion Restaurant honors in 2010. To create his unique version of modern Asian fare, Guard may have had to travel the world, but thankfully you need to go only to Larimer Square to revel in it.
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Six-Course Omakase Menu with Wine Pairings, Signed Menu, and Gift Certificate to TAG|Raw Bar
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