What is Kaiseki
Kaiseki is as much of an art form as a style of cooking and food preparation. If you appreciate culinary delicacies, you'll love kaiseki. Kaiseki menus offer a cornucopia of gastronomical treats, including tempura, cooked seasonal fish and vegetables, and genuine A5 Wagyu on many occasions. A Kaiseki meal is imbued with the spiritual hush of the tea ceremony, its serene balance of food and utensil, and the visual celebration of nature's delicious bounty. Through five centuries, Kaiseki master chefs have preserved and passed on the secrets of their tranquil art, knowledge of the harvest, and spawning cycles of all manners of flora and fauna. They have set the standards for Japanese "haute cuisine." A kaiseki meal is the tongue-tingling zenith of the Japanese dining experience. An evening sure to please the eyes and bring all your senses forward to the present.
A moment together: Ichi go Ichi e
As Chef Masaki Hashimoto is determined to offer the utmost rooted Kaiseki experience outside of Japan, the key is in his preparation. Orchestrating his knowledge and skill towards each ingredient, the harmonious development of flora and fauna comes to life. Perhaps these aromas, textures, and flavors may be new to some, but to others, it is a timeless experience of Japan. Hashimoto's visual presentation also reflects Japanese aesthetics, reminiscing the natural bounty of each distinct season.
Witness Chef Masaki Hashimoto's ability to serve orthodox Kaiseki cuisine in Toronto. Which was accomplished through his Kaiseki training done in Kyoto and Tokyo over a span of 15 years. The challenge lies not in sourcing the ingredients but in preparing them in an environment different from Japan. Let us tell you how this all came to be, by first, spending a moment together with us.
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