Restaurants: KoMo KoMo

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You know the Cary restaurant scene is coming of age with the introduction of fusion cuisine. Say hello citizens of Cary to KoMo KoMo, a new French-Korean restaurant in Maynard Crossing.

Korean Mosaic

KoMo is shorthand for Korean Mosaic Kitchen, a blending of French and Korean cooking.

Chef Jae has cooked at Veritas, Danube and Palladin in New York and at the Washington Duke Inn here in North Carolina.

Food: Soup For You

Forget Seinfeld: Chef Jae has soup for you.

How about Asparagus Soup w/ Tahitian Vanilla Lobster Cream? Or perhaps Sweet Potato Leek Soup w/Caramelized Apple? Maybe Parsnip Soup w/Black Truffle Cream and Crispy Parsnip Chips?

Chef Jae’s soups are one-of-a-kind and leave guests and other chefs gasping with delight. You certainly won’t find anything like it in the Triangle.

Chef Jae is a soup artist.

Food: Main Courses

Ssam is a traditional Korean dish. It literally means “wrapped.” Diners will find several Ssam dishes on the menu including Smoked Pork Ssam.

If you’re in the mood for something French, try the Bouillabaisse or Crab Lobster Raviloi w/Citrus Beuree Blanc.

Plenty to choose from for meat lovers at KoMo KoMo. Lift a fork for the Pan Seared Rib-Eye w/Sauce Medoc, Rosemary Potato and Watercress.

Food: Desserts

I like a good dessert and KoMo KoMo doesn’t disappoint. The Belgian Chocolate Brownie with Bourbon Caramel Sauce looks almost sinful and the Ginger Lemongrass Crème Brule is a refreshing fusion take on a French classic.

The Room: Cozy and Cosmopolitan

KoMo KoMo has a small footprint, sandwiched between Corner Tavern and Time Warner cable in the Kroger shopping center at the corner of Maynard and High House.

The room has a quiet elegance with Korean and French influences blending harmoniously.

The intimate setting reminds me of visiting Po, Mario Batali’s first restaurant, many years ago with Lindsey Chester. Mario has super-sized his restaurant empire, but the chef-inspired, personal dining experience is still alive at KoMo KoMo in Cary, NC.

KoMo KoMo

KoMo KoMo is open six days a week (closed on Sundays). They serve a delightful tea every afternoon at 2:30 (reservations only).

  • Lunch –  Monday – Friday  11 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner – Monday – Saturday 5:30 pm – 9 pm
  • Tea Service (reservation only) – 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm everyday

KoMo KoMo Korean French Kitchen
Maynard Crossing (Kroger shopping center)
1305 NW Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27513

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