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Host: Bruce

Chicago, IL, United States

USD
$30-$45 per person

Fresh Japanese sashimi with a passionate foodie

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Bruce

Bruce lives on the north side of Chicago and is the ultimate Chicago foodie. He is a talented cook who loves creating dishes from around the world, from French fondue and bouillabaisse to chicken cacciatore to his signature flourless chocolate cake. One of his best creations frequently requested by family and friends is his incredible fresh sashimi. Bruce has a warm and easy-going personality and loves hosting others to share great food and conversation around his table. Join him for a delicious evening, and be sure to ask for his best Chicago restaurant recommendations

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host Bruce at his apartment on Chicago's north side for a Japanese sashimi meal. Your menu includes dishes such as raw fish sashimi, Japanese salad with homemade ginger dressing, followed by homemade green tea ice cream for dessert. Enjoy your meal over sake which is included in the price of your experience.

Notes: Please note that sake is included in the price of your meal.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Sashimi - raw, high quality fish of many varieties served with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy
  • Japanese salad with shredded carrots, cabbage, and lettuce served with a homemade ginger dressing
  • Homemade green tea ice cream
  • Sake

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Mmmmm, white tuna. I will never be the same again. My sashimi experience at Bruce's has transformed me or rather I have blossomed into a sashimi lover. No longer will I pass by that naked unwrapped delightful piece of fish because I'm no longer on a roll trip. Oh, where was I. Bruce is a fab host along with his side kick Casey they served the ultimate sashimi experience. Then came the sake and along came the stories. Whew! A sashimi, sake, storied adventure topped with chocolate flourless cake. What more can a hungry girl ask for on a rainy Wednesday night. Thanks for sharing your home, your food (yummy white tuna), your guest and those fab stories. Oh, I'm enjoying that oh so delicious flourless cake with my morning coffee while writing this review. This cake can make you write strange things. Lol.
- Coco March 20, 2160
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Bruce

$30-$45 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$45 $38 $30
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$45 $38 $30
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Bruce

Bruce lives on the north side of Chicago and is the ultimate Chicago foodie. He is a talented cook who loves creating dishes from around the world, from French fondue and bouillabaisse to chicken cacciatore to his signature flourless chocolate cake. One of his best creations frequently requested by family and friends is his incredible fresh sashimi. Bruce has a warm and easy-going personality and loves hosting others to share great food and conversation around his table. Join him for a delicious evening, and be sure to ask for his best Chicago restaurant recommendations

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host Bruce at his apartment on Chicago's north side for a Japanese sashimi meal. Your menu includes dishes such as raw fish sashimi, Japanese salad with homemade ginger dressing, followed by homemade green tea ice cream for dessert. Enjoy your meal over sake which is included in the price of your experience.

Notes: Please note that sake is included in the price of your meal.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Sashimi - raw, high quality fish of many varieties served with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy
  • Japanese salad with shredded carrots, cabbage, and lettuce served with a homemade ginger dressing
  • Homemade green tea ice cream
  • Sake

Traveler reviews

5.0 (1)
Mmmmm, white tuna. I will never be the same again. My sashimi experience at Bruce's has transformed me or rather I have blossomed into a sashimi lover. No longer will I pass by that naked unwrapped delightful piece of fish because I'm no longer on a roll trip. Oh, where was I. Bruce is a fab host along with his side kick Casey they served the ultimate sashimi experience. Then came the sake and along came the stories. Whew! A sashimi, sake, storied adventure topped with chocolate flourless cake. What more can a hungry girl ask for on a rainy Wednesday night. Thanks for sharing your home, your food (yummy white tuna), your guest and those fab stories. Oh, I'm enjoying that oh so delicious flourless cake with my morning coffee while writing this review. This cake can make you write strange things. Lol.
- Coco March 20, 2160
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$45 $38 $30
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$45 $38 $30
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
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