In Japan, omasake is the name of the famous sushi set that the chef cooks
in front of you. The peculiarity of this set is also that the chef cooks everything of his choice. Surely asking if there are any allergies or distaste for certain foods. All dishes are served one by one so that the customer can enjoy the view, smell, and of course the taste of the dish.
Omasake's philosophy is to eat consciously, without rushing, without shoving it down your throat. The chef communicates with you, sharing the specifics of each dish. Chefs can garnish dishes with fresh flowers, which makes the dish even more aesthetically pleasing. In the best Japanese and Korean restaurants, omasake is made only with fresh and seasonal products, and it is not on the main menu.
You can't have оmakase delivered to your home. Likewise, omakase doesn't work unless you see the chef cooking
for you or at least know him personally. It's a real and trusting dialogue between two people: there's just you and the chef.
In Japan, Korea, and other countries, restaurants like this are popping up more and more often. It's not just a menu item anymore. The number of seats in such restaurants is limited to about 10 people. You have complete confidence with the chef. The client sits at the bar in front of the chef and waits to be surprised today.
While you are waiting the chef talks to the customers. It's all reminiscent of a gift-giving ceremony when a person unwraps a gift and tastes what's inside. The chef has lovingly prepared a dish for you, selecting only the best ingredients, and then watching your reaction with curiosity as you taste the dish.
Today the omakase set includes not only sushi, but also meat, a small plate of soup, a small portion of salad, and of course dessert. Only the number of dishes remains traditional, with a total amount of 10 dishes.