My previous boss and world famous chef, Tetsuya san, invited us for a lovely dinner to celebrate the publication of my second book Japanesesuperfoods! I actually came to Australia to meet him in 1998, and since then I’ve had 9 gorgeous meals at his restaurant. I feel very lucky! He is such a generous man!?
I choose the vegan option. ?
The beautiful course started with
Charr Grilled Cucumber with pumpkin + dill and pear
Confit carrot with sesame, avocado and beetroot.
This was my very first experience to have charr grilled cucumber and confit carrot. I won’t do that at home, that is why we have to come to gorgeous restaurant to experience, right? and worth it.
Have you noticed that first two dishes are served in Japanese style plates? They look gorgeous!
Then next fantastic dishes are…
Heirloom tomato with olive crisp
I was seriously amazed this crisp does taste like olive oil! Little heirloom tomatoes were peeled…gosh, I respect the chefs who do that. Imagine you have to keep peeling little tomatoes for one hour…. I used to make little chocolate truffles for an hour and it was really painful. Tomatoes were simmered in beautiful broth… yum
Broccoli with tonburi, hazelnuts and pee puree
What’s tonburi? Tonburi is sometime called ” plant caviar” or ” Japanese caviar” They are great substitute for caviar because of their beautiful texture like caviar. Boring broccoli turned to yummy dish that is filled with great taste and texture
Roasted eggplant with sesame and garlic chips
Brown rice with slow cooked beetroot
After having yummy meals, it is time to cleanse our palate with
Apple snow on apple jelly
which was super refreshing then
Soy brûlée with Strawberries and gold
Raspberry and Chocolate
Chocolate was extremely rich without any dairy
You can’t beat this match
and finished with tea with petit four
others were eating macaron but mine was mandarin jelly and blackberry jelly
We had an absolutely outstanding experience. All of us were happy and content after the meal. It is not just amazing meals but also the service and ambience of the restaurants was also fabulous! I still saw a few staff members who I used to work with in 1999. That shows that he really does look after the staff very well. Thank you Tetsuya san for another memorable night??
529 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000