During the month of December, Miku Sushi in Greenwich is partnering with the Bruce Contemporaries to raise money and awareness for the Bruce Museum, which is undergoing extensive renovations. Miku’s team created new dishes and a holiday cocktail that will be available exclusively this month for dining and takeout in addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus. All proceeds from the special menu, whose dishes are named for Bruce exhibits and properties, will benefit the museum’s mission to enrich the lives of the Greenwich community and beyond by promoting the understanding and appreciation of art and science.
Items include Fisher Dollhouse (wagyu beef and scallop over beetroot, topped with sturgeon caviar, served with truffle dressing, $19) inspired by an exhibit featuring a diorama of 10 rooms in miniature, filled with an eclectic range of historical and contemporary crafts (on view through Jan. 21); Resolute Roll (king salmon, shiitake mushroom and asparagus inside, topped with wagyu beef, kombu salt and mushroom truffle sauce, $28), inspired by an exhibit showcasing an array of significant objects in the museum’s Native Nations Collection (through Jan. 30); Seaside Center (grilled crispy skin branzino on sautéed baby bok choy, $33) inspired by the museum’s beachside environmental education center at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich; and Natural Cycles (probitas white rum, grape juice, lemon juice, rose syrup, $15) inspired by the Bruce’s plan to reinstall its permanent science galleries.
“The Bruce Museum and the Bruce Contemporaries are honored to partner with Miku Sushi again this year,” Grace Djuranovic and Asya Geller, Bruce Contemporaries co-chairs, said in a statement. “The funds raised through this initiative will directly impact the museum’s ability to continue to engage with the larger community. As co-chairs of the Bruce Contemporaries, we are always looking to expand the reach of the group and to engage with a new group of museum supporters. We have members who grew up in Greenwich and new members who have just moved to the area. Partnering with Miku in the month of December will allow us to expand that outreach even more.”
Miku’s team has donated more than $50,000 to local nonprofits since the restaurant opened in April 2019. Sister restaurants Hinoki, also in Greenwich, and Kumo Sushi Lounge in Scarsdale are also involved in local community outreach. Kumo is raising funds for the Loukoumi Foundation to sponsor a treatment room at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Collaborations like this give us the ability to make an impact in the community and beyond,” said Miku co-owner K Dong. “Our team enjoys learning about our nonprofit partners and sharing that information with our customers. It’s been a successful program for us since we launched the campaign in February last yea,r and we’re looking to build upon this campaign for 2022 with new ideas.”
Kumo is raising funds for the Loukoumi Foundation to sponsor a treatment room at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.