Designed by acclaimed designer Ken Fulk, adjacent to SingleThread, we offer an outdoor dining room that draws inspiration from the forests and scenery of Hokkaido. This limited engagement created by Chef Kyle and Katina Connaughton captures the inspiration of Hokkaido in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country.
The 9-course dinner "main event" is a special donabe hot pot that will be shared amongst the party. Cooked in special handmade donabes from the Nagatani Family in Iga, this will include the choice of a Hokkaido Seafood and Miso Nabe, a Roasted Duclair Duck Nabe, Vegetable, and Mushroom Nabe, a Vegetarian Tofu, Farm Vegetable, and Yuba Nabe, or a Premium Hokkaido A-5 Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Shabu Shabu. A full menu of beer, wine, and sake will be offered as well as pairing options and non-alcoholic beverages.
Throughout the Usu-Zan engagement, SingleThread is excited to be partnering with our Russian River neighbor DuMOL Winery whose care for sustainability and their craft parallels our own. We are thrilled to be offering their wines as the featured pairing with our donabe hotpot course.
Dining will take place completely outdoors in the Fulk-designed heated open tent environment with socially distanced tables, and custom screens. Japanese folk Artist Dwight Hwang is creating special "Gyotaku" artwork for the dining space of ink rubbings of salmon species found in both Hokkaido and Sonoma.
Usu-Zan will be offered five nights a week; Thursdays through Mondays with seating from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Dinner bookings are $375 per guest with a transferable, non-refundable $100 deposit required at the time of booking. This special engagement has been made possible by our dear partners at Volvo , Activate, and S Pellegrino.
**S. Pellegrino Hokkaido King Crab Nightly Experience at Usu-Zan
In addition to the Usu-Zan menu this special "experience within an experience" for a party of 4 guests which includes: the Hokkaido style seafood nabe, King Crab from North Hokkaido from the Okhotsk Sea, King Crab legs, roasted crab broth, and crab meat "porridge rice." Also included are two signed copies of Kyle Connaughton's book "Donabe- Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking." The menu price per guest is $475 and is exclusive of beverages, gratuity, and tax.