Designed by acclaimed San Francisco 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.
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.
Beginning on December 10th, 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 San Pellegrino.