Named one of Eater’s most anticipated openings in the country, Mosu is ready to open Tuesday, February 16 in the Fillmore District. Chef/owner Sung Anh (The French Laundry, Benu) has spent the last few months designing the space (check back tomorrow for an inside look) and creating a tasting menu that he describes as "contemporary American, but very heavy Asian flavors, especially Chinese, Japanese and Korean." The final 12 courses on the $195 per person opening menu (in full below) definitely fit into that genre, with esoteric dishes like sea moss and foie gras soup.
"Trying to stay in one theme without being so traditional was a little challenging, but I think I created a menu where people would enjoy all the different Asian flavors and traditions and cultural things they can taste," Anh told Eater. "Because it’s a mixture of cuisines, one can’t really stand out from the others. It’s about the flow, so finding that balance was the most challenging part of creating a tasting menu with all these different flavor profiles."
As for drinks, master sommelier Kevin Reilly (Cyrus, Quince) put together wine, sake and beer by the glass. (Reilly is a busy guy lately, as he's also involved in the new Douglas Keane/Sang Yoon yakitori jam in St. Helena.) Anh didn’t want to provide a pairing, at least to start, to give diners more options as they work through the menu. Reilly is on hand, though, to offer guidance on pairings. Mosu opens tomorrow and is currently taking reservations here.