Kaiseki Dining

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”.

Sakizuke

Appetizer like a “amuse-bouche”

Futamono

 

“Lidded Dish”, usually a soup

Mukozuke

Seasonal Sashimi

Hassun

One sushi and several other side dishes

Shiizakana

 

Entree Dish

Takiawase

Vegetable dish served with meat/tofu

Yakimono

Grilled Dish

Ninonowan

Seafood Dish served with seasonal vegetables

Muzomono

 

Seasonal Desert

Omogashi

Japanese Sweets

Usu-cha

Green Tea

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,

Team GTE



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