Following friends who eat out a lot on Instagram and Twitter is one way to stay on top of the food scene, but why not go straight to the source? Chefs are just as likely to wield smartphones as Japanese knives these days, and they often bring you behind the scenes at their restaurants, tweeting brand-new specials, off-the-menu creations, and experimental dishes in the works.
This week, we bring you snapshots of meals you probably cannot afford—fancy specials that involve beautiful in-season ingredients and some pork parts, all with a nod to spring. So get an eyeful of these extra-special feasts because they probably won’t be on the menu next week. Click through the gallery above for a feast you don’t need a reservation for.