The Takibi pop-up features an a la carte menu highlighting some of the award-winning restaurant’s most popular dishes and drinks using local, seasonal ingredients prepared using traditional Japanese techniques.
Don’t miss the albacore warayaki with tosazu, ginger and negi, a hearty sashimi-style tuna dish; crispy chicken karaage with shio koji and lemon; delicate charcoal grilled black cod with a dredge-worthy chickpea miso; saba shioyaki, skin-on mackerel that’s been expertly scored and grilled then served with lemon and daikon oroshi.
The collaboration has also resulted in some inventive takes on The Owl Bar’s regular menu as well. The Angus Wagyu Burger has morphed into the cheese hambagu with American cheese and pork. And the dirty fries have temporarily stepped aside for the poutine with cheese curds and curry.
“We believe that true magic flourishes when two contrasting ideas come together in harmony and this collaboration is a beautiful example of that,” said Kurt Berman, Sundance’s Vice President of Hospitality. “When the precision of fine Japanese dining unites with the rustic nature of Sundance Mountain Resort, you suddenly have this exquisite memory you wouldn’t be able to replicate anywhere else in the world.”
Alongside the delectable menu, Takibi has been named one of America’s best new bars by Esquire Magazine so Takibi’s Bar Manager Alexandra Anderson has skillfully crafted a pop-up cocktail menu featuring drinks incorporating ingredients from both Utah and Japan, plus Takibi Classics like the Nori Green Tea Punch and Takibi Highball.
Takibi at the Owl Bar
Date: Through Sunday, June 25
Seating: No reservations required
Menu: A la carte menu features a dozen signature Takibi dishes and cocktails using ingredients sourced from Utah and Japan
Cost: $8 – $20
Location: The Owl Bar. Discovered by Robert Redford, it was restored and moved from Thermopolis, Wyoming to Sundance Mountain Resort.
Takibi, which means bonfire in Japanese, brings together the values of gathering and connecting over seasonal cuisine with the restaurant’s developer—Japanese camping brand Snow Peak.
“We’re delighted to bring our award-winning culinary team from Takibi to Sundance this summer as part of our growing partnership,” said Snow Peak Chief Future Officer, Matt Liddle. “With a heritage of elevated culinary and recreation experiences in the mountains, and their dedication to the intersection of art, community and nature, Sundance shares a lot of core values with Snow Peak.”
The pop-up is just the beginning of a long-term partnership between Sundance Mountain Resort and Snow Peak.