Perfect Weather Forever embodies a feeling. We are looking to provide the joyful experience of impossibly thin planar shavings of ice dissolving into flavor. Perfect Weather Forever is a reinterpretation of Japanese shave ice, known as Kakigōri. Our underlying philosophy originates from the unique partnership of our skills and interests which intersect around this product. With backgrounds in architecture, art, design, hospitality and fine dining we believe every aspect of a project deserves equal deliberation and care which extends to flavor profiles, textures, gracious service, beautiful ingredients, graphic identity, architecture, customer interaction and community partnerships,
Our Kakigōri is like biting into a frozen cloud which leaves behind only flavor. The foundation of the product is ice. Our ice originates from incredibly pure water which is carefully frozen and precisely trimmed to exact specifications. The ice is then hand shaved on vintage Hatsuyuki machines which operate by a crank. A mountain of snow appears before the customer. This ice provides the purest canvas for flavor while allowing us to explore infinite variations of taste, texture and appearance.
With hints of nostalgia for an endless summer, snow cones as a kid and simple pleasures, we want to provide an experience which is beautiful, fleeting and memorable.
Nathan is currently involved in creating some of the country’s most forward thinking tea programs as an emerging expert in the field of specialty tea, regularly leading workshops and engaging in collaborations with highly awarded chefs. Nathan currently sources tea from China, Taiwan and Japan with a particular focus on old growth, wild tea trees which have minimal human intervention. Nathan has a proven track record of hospitality operations optimization and business development within high end cafes and specialty tea. He has a particular affinity for the culture and culinary traditions of Japan including a highly attuned sensitivity to customer experience and ideas of service. This project represents an evolution of his interests in signature drinks reinterpreted through a superior structural medium and venturing into new realms of texture.