Catching up on posts after a bit of a break. Here’s another outstandingly delicious kaiseki feast at Akasaka Ogino. Make sure to save room for the 3(!) rice courses at the end. This meal confirmed my suspicion that this place is a rising star — I made a monthly standing booking before I left.
Super delicious meal from the incredibly nice people at @alterego.tokyo They did a great job playing with Italian and Japanese flavors and techniques to come up with a cuisine that’s really something special. I’ve always thought that Japanese and Italian cuisines have similar DNA, so to speak, and they did a great job proving the point.... More
A few shots of an absolutely delicious menu at Zurriola. I certainly wasn’t expecting to find elegant, Basque-Japanese food on top of a department store in Tokyo, but by now I should know better. I have yet to try to find a kind of food and not be able to find it in this city, usually very well executed. For this one, lots of technique and smart flavors,... More
A famous restaurant that really lived up to all the praise I’d heard over the years. Quietly confident, excellent technique, sublime flavors. I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend with regular counter seats; alas I wasn’t able to reserve my own for next time... a common problem at the top end of Japanese gastronomy. Nonetheless, I will endeavor... More