In May 2012, Chef Michael Mina will open his second signature restaurant adjacent to Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. PABU, a modern Izakaya, is the first collaboration of celebrated chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga, chef-owner of Hana Japanese Restaurant in Northern California. Keeping in line with Chef Mina and Chef Tominaga’s philosophy of using only the highest quality, freshest fish and incorporating local ingredients, the menu will feature a range of great dining options including small plates, grilled items from the exposed robata grill, as well as sushi and sashimi.
The Japanese phonetic translation of pub, PABU, is modeled after traditional Japanese drinking establishments, and will offer an extensive beverage menu of eclectic Asian beers and a distinct whiskey-inspired cocktail list. One of the world’s only female Master Sake Sommeliers, Tiffany Dawn Soto, will curate a comprehensive sake repertoire featuring over 100 different types of the rice wine.
Designed by Frost Tsuji Architects, PABU will feature bamboo ceilings, specially commissioned art pieces and beautifully crafted solid wood tabletops, benches and chairs. The restaurant, with its warm, neutral, earth tones, will serve dinner only and offer seating for 70 in the main dining room and up to 10 in the Tatami private dining room. Additional seating will be available for approximately 12 at the Sushi bar, 14 in the lounge and up to 20 on the outdoor patio open seasonally.
For more information about PABU please contact Tiffany Soto at 410-223-1382.