Kobe beef is one of Japan’s most famous foods, known all around the world. But what makes it different from other beef? Is it true that the cows are fed beer and given daily massages? Find out — and try Kobe beef for yourself — at this gourmet 7-course “kaiseki” style lunch, in which seasonal ingredients are beautifully presented in small, healthy portions, at one of the few restaurants in Tokyo certified as serving genuine Kobe beef.
While Chef Maeda prepares us a special menu, your guide (yours truly; me!) will explain the fascinating history of Kobe beef. Fun and delicious, this excursion is great preparation for entertaining those out-of-town visitors who ask for Kobe beef.
Date and time: Saturday May 14, 12:00-14:00
Cost: 10,000 yen per person for a 7-course lunch including dessert and coffee or tea, and tax, service and lecture fee. Wine and champagne can be ordered separately, including by the glass (800 yen and up for wine, 1,000 yen for champagne).
Location: Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511, 4-3-28 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Closest station: Akasaka Mitsuke
If you’d like to join us, send me a msg through the contact form on this blog, or an email to gordenkeralice(at mark)gmail.com.
Reading this while eating my ¥210 7-eleven sandwich makes me think that next time – if there is a next time – my wife and me should join you.
You would be most welcome, and I can guarantee you’ll enjoy it more than today’s lunch. Next time is in October, arranged by special request for a women’s group, but I’m happy to do it again if there is enough interest.