Classic, beautiful French food at Droit in Kyoto. Until very recently, chef worked entirely alone. A small, spare, elegant space reflects the simplicity and focus of the dishes. His mastery of sauces really elevate the ingredients, and the pigeon was one of the best I’ve ever eaten, anywhere. Strongly recommended. Thank you @droit_kyoto.... More
Such a pleasure to experience the brand new @restaurant_sower in Shiga prefecture. Situated on the expansive grounds of a hotel beside Lake Biwa, they have access to incredible natural product from the lake and surroundings, as well as nearby mountains and ocean.
It’s been amazing to watch the evolution of Kirakutei. From a high end but still casual restaurant quite a way out of central Tokyo, to a refined kappo experience in the heart of Ginza. Chef keeps pushing, trying new things, and isn’t afraid to let go of past favorites.
As part of their recent move, they’ve renamed the restaurant to Ginza Komon... More
Tempura Naruse, Shizuoka
By any standard, one of the world’s greatest restaurants. An obsession with pristine local ingredients shows through the impeccable technique. Every detail is considered from the moment you arrive. The confidence with which chef works is astounding. No garnish, no wasted movements, no extraneous anything. The absolute distillation... More
Back to the master for more cuts of tongue and ofals.
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