Friday April 18th 2014

Photo preview: Miyake debuting new menu June 5

By: Susan Axelrod

Miyake on Fore Street is Portland’s temple of sushi, renowned far beyond the city limits for pristine fish and artful presentations to rival big names in bigger cities. Now, a little more than two years after he moved his restaurant from its tiny first location in the West End to its current serene and swanky home in the Old Port, chef Masa Miyake is changing things up. He’s breaking out of the rigid Japanese mold to get more playful with both fish and meat and to serve food grown and raised on his own farm in Freeport. On Sunday, the chef invited local press to sample the revamped menu, which rolls out June 5. Meredith Goad has the full story on the Maine ala Carte blog; here’s a visual preview of what you can expect at the new Miyake.

Photos/Ted Axelrod