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$50  + Tax & Tip
06/10
7:00 PM
Downtown

House of the Rising Tanuki-San

6-Course Japanese Meets Southern Dinner Event

Chef Jonathan Leichliter has a vision: to expose people to the Southern and East Asian foods and flavors that he values so much. Along with business partner/fellow chef Adam Norwig, Leichliter established House of the Rising Tanuki-San as a pop-up in Aspen, CO in February 2018, but by November of that year they had decamped to Downtown Austin. Tanuki’s emphasis is on Asian street-style fare with an exciting Southern flair, so expect dishes like cashew noodles (udon noodles, smoked cashew butter), Thai shrimp and cheesy grits served with tamarind-coconut curry sauce and andouille sausage, crispy Chinese chicken and bubble waffles, and brisket-based Kung Pao. Feel free to call this restaurant “Tanuki” for short, which references a Japanese raccoon dog, the god of excess and fun, for fun is what we will be having, along with perfectly delicious food, when we take over the place for the evening. Chef Leichliter will be joining us to chart the evolution of their concept, take your questions, and share his enthusiasm for Asian food.

About the Host:

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Jonathan Leichliter

Executive Chef & Co-Owner

Chef Leichliter cut his teeth in Colorado, working his way up to management positions at the celebrated Justice Snow's in Aspen, where he first started the project that would become House of the Rising Tanuki-San. Leichliter, alongside his business partner Chef Adam Norwig, moved the business to Austin in November 2018.


The Lineup


All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.

  1. Wok-Tossed Shiitake Mushrooms

    with mushroom dashi, miso butter, crispy garlic, and scallions

  2. Crispy Quail Confit

    with truffled Japanese brown curry and enoki mushrooms

  3. Braised Collard Greens

    with house bacon and smoked pecan sambal

  4. Crispy Gulf Shrimp

    with smoked cashew butter, sesame, cilantro, radish and chiles

  5. Hickory-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

    with bourbon char siu and house pickles

  6. Coconut Panna Cotta

    with roasted peach compote and ginger cookie

House of the Rising Tanuki-San

120 W 5th St

Austin, TX 78701

Event FAQs


What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except soy-specific gluten allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.
Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.

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