Ask a Chef: Kyle Itani


On Friday, June 12, Kyle Itani will serve Beard House diners the Japanese-influenced American fare that earned his restaurant Hopscotch a rave review from the San Francisco Chronicle and a Michelin recommendation. For this dinner, he's preparing a meal ranging from elevated takes on childhood favorites to the latest creations on his restaurant's menu. We spoke to him about his favorite foods, the inspiration behind his Beard House menu, and what his next travel destination will be.




What is your inspiration behind the menu for this Beard House event?

Bringing the flavors and history of Japanese-American food into the spotlight. Also, to bring a snapshot of what my incredible staff does each night in Oakland.


What's a dish on your Beard House event menu that you're especially excited about or proud of, and why?... Read more >

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