Now this is something to die for!
A friend of mine convinced Sugita-san to open his restaurant just for the 4 of us on a Saturday for lunch.
His entire team and his lovely wife were there to serve us and since my friend's wife is Japanese communication went beyond the usual exchange of niceties.
This all translated into a sublime meal which will be ranked in my top ten meals EVER!
My wife and I are so grateful for the graciousness of Sugita-san and his wife to treat us to such an extraordinary experience.