Chef’s tasting menus have become all the rage at high-end restaurants in the United States. But the “Omakase” has long been a mainstay of Japanese cuisine. Chefs design the meal to delight diners by presenting a series of dishes that convey their culinary vision. When executed properly, these meals glide harmoniously from dish to dish, at times challenging diners with unexpected flavors or textures. At their best, they are a symphony of food.