Yoshi - First Course - Blog

Ever wonder how the President and his posse of people dine during an inauguration? Well, now's your chance! Chef Yoshi Katsumura of Yoshi's Café in Lakeview will make you feel like a leader of the free world (or at least eat like one).

For this year's Chicago Restaurant Week dinner menu, Yoshi has prepared President Obama's post-inauguration menu. At the traditional luncheon inside Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol, The Obama's and Biden's join senators, House members, cabinet secretaries, former presidents, the Supreme Court justices and their spouses for one unforgettable meal.

Get ready to salivate.


Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce


Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake and Wild Huckleberry Reduction


Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Aged Cheese and Honey

Prix Fixe Dinner Menu $44 (excludes beverages, tax & gratuity)

Yoshi's Café began serving the inauguration menu four years ago when President Obama was first elected. The meal was so popular that Yoshi and his team decided to bring back this politically-inspired menu.

Prefer to remain bipartisan and dine from the regular menu? Not a problem.

Try Yoshi's award-wining burger that impressed all the judges at Chicago Gourmet's 2012 Hamburger Hop, a burger competition putting 15 Chef creations to the test.

The winner: Wagyu beef burger with panko-crusted fried green tomato and pickle, Asian pear jam, brie cheese, micro wasabi and smoky Asian style BBQ sauce on a poppy seed brioche bun.

Yoshi's Cafe - Burger - Blog

Yoshi's customers were so impressed that the burger has become a permanent dish on the menu. I tried this burger back in October and was blown away by Yoshi's creativity. Gourmet burgers are trending in Chicago, but very few burgers offer this fusion of flavors.

Yoshi's Café is a mainstay in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Chef Yoshi Katsumura continues to impress customers with a diverse and innovative menu with Japanese, French and New American influences.

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