What is Kaiseki Dining? Many consider Kaiseki dining “The World’s Finest Meal” It’s part art, part fine dining. It’s gastronomy simplified to the essence of what land and sea has available for that day, all without the flashiness of modern gastronomy. Matching the food of the day with the seasons, to create a harmonious dining experience. Here’s a quick visual overview as to what you could expect when eating “The Word’s Finest Meal”.
Appetizer like a “amuse-bouche”
“Lidded Dish”, usually a soup
One sushi and several other side dishes
Vegetable dish served with meat/tofu
Seafood Dish served with seasonal vegetables
Team GTE had the opportunity to dine at two 3-Michelin Star Restaurants Hyotei and Kichisen. These meals were designed for royal court, buddhist monks, samurai, and tea ceremonies. Most Japanese have never eaten a full-scale Kaiseki dinner. Stay tuned next week for in depth reviews.
Until Next Time,