Yokan Collection, in partnership with the Japanese government, will debut in New York City in a special two-day, free event to introduce this delicious traditional Japanese dessert at Project Farmhouse in Union Square, 76 East 13th Street on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th.
The top fourteen Japanese confectioners will present traditional Yokan offerings, showcase how they make Yokan, various packaging styles, how they plate their Yokan, and additional flourishes they may add to their Yokan. In addition, Dylan’s Candy Bar will offer a modern twist on Yokan that will be available at both the Yokan Collection, and at their Union Square store. Former White House Pastry Chef and Owner of newly launched Upper East Side Eatery Palais by Perfect Pie, Bill Yosses will serve as a culinary ambassador, linking the Japanese traditions with the American aesthetic.
Date: November 8th – November 9th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday
Place: PROJECT FARMHOUSE, 76 East 13th Street, New York, NY
Yokan is a traditional Japanese sweet made only with red bean paste, agar agar and sugar that’s been served for over 500 years in Japan. The event is put on by Toraya, which is the official Yokan of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has been serving the Japanese Royal Court for over 400 years.