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About Chef Chikara Sono

For many of fans of Chef Sono, he is not just a chef - he is an artist, an entertainer, the producer of unforgettable food experiences.  A beloved NYC-based chef, Chikara Sono has led the Kaiseki revolution in NYC to offer diners the whole experience of food - the beauty, the freshness, and the cycle of life - through his cooking.   

He is formerly the Executive Chef at multi-year Michelin Star restaurant in East Village, Kyo-ya, for 12 years. While at Kyo-ya, his dishes have received critical acclaim, receiving a three-star review from the NY Times (NY Times Review). 

To continue his life work of "Delivering happiness to all", he is now behind the Omakase Bento Box movement - his creations will now be available via Brooklyn Ball Factory, and can be ordered online for delivery. 

Whether it's foraged and found mushrooms from Seattle or fresh Tuna Belly from Japan, his mastery and skill in bringing out the ingredients' true flavors will be showcased in his bento boxes.

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OSECHI (New Year's Luxe Kaiseki 3 Tiered Bento Box) Now Available for Preorder

Osechi Ryori (御節料理) is gourmet food enjoyed on New Year’s day in Japan.  We are proud to offer Chef Chikara Sono's Osechi, for limited-time only, for the New Year's. 

They are $350 for the entire box (serves 4 people), and can be picked up at Brooklyn Ball Factory or delivered to a NY location for a fee, between Dec 28, 29, 30, and 31 (for January 1 request, please inquire individually). For the full list of items in each box, scroll below or click here for the full PDF. 

The traditional Japanese wooden box (桐箱 "Kiri-Bako", or box made of paulownia wood)can be recycled and reused for other purposes.  

Place your order by 12/20 by emailing orders@brooklynballfactory.com with your contact information. We will then direct you to the order form. Please note that your order is complete only upon full payment. 

Birds' Eye View of the Osechi:

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Each layer of bento box contains the following: 

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Photos of Osechi by Ken Hikofu - Check out his Instagram (@ken_hikofu) for more of his beautiful work.

Full item list for the Jewel Box below or download here. Please note that items are subject to change due to market conditions:

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a close up of a piece of paper    Place your order by emailing orders@brooklynballfactory.com with your contact information. 

We will then direct you to the order form.

Luxe Bento Boxes also Available !

Check out the two choices below, produced and cooked by Chef Sono and the team at Brooklyn Ball Factory. 

All seasonal, photos are for images only; items subject to change.  

いろどり弁当 Irodori Bento - $35

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Irodori Bento comes the bento box + miso soup + dessert (pictured is dorayaki)

おもてなし弁当 Omotenashi Bento - $50

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Omotenashi Bento comes with the bento box + chawanmushi (egg custard dish),  miso soup + dessert (pictured is dorayaki)

How to Order

Please email orders@BrooklynBallFactory.com with your contact info to order the bento box and we will take it from there!