1 of the chefs propelling Oceanside’s increasingly-dynamic food stuff scene has located a lasting spot to land two pop-ups that have been extended-working passion assignments. William Eick, who beforehand owned 608 Cafe in the community, has taken above the former Flying Pig Pub spot and will be launching to-go company in the place this Saturday, May possibly 1.
Functioning out of a wander-up window that will be open day by day from noon to 8 p.m., Naegi is Eick’s ode to karaage, or Japanese fried hen. Although karaage generally capabilities nuggets of fried chicken thigh, the chef provides every little thing from fried chicken wings and drumsticks to the overall chook. The menu also includes Japanese “sandos”, or sandwiches, served on homemade Japanese milk bread that the chef also retails from his wholesale bakery Hokkaido Bread Business, as effectively as onigiri, or rice balls. Eick plans on regularly that includes guest chefs on the menu the 1st collaboration is an opah tummy bacon onigiri produced with Oceanside neighbor Davin Waite of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub.
Two several years back, even though running the kitchen area at Mission Avenue Bar & Grill, Eick started giving a modern day Japanese tasting menu that was only obtainable to a person table for each night time. Referred to as Matsu, it will open up as a entire-fledged restaurant afterwards this summer. Developed with Michelin ambitions, the 50-seat place will provide a routinely-transforming 8-course chef’s menu along with a la carte dishes.
“I’m launching the ideas of my desires from the floor up, with the guidance of my group,” explained Eick in a assertion. “Matsu, in unique, is the culmination of decades of time devoted solely to experimentation, foraging and receiving to know foods on a additional intimate stage.”