Category Archives: Food, Wine & Restaurants

Kicking Starting My Tokyo Days in Style at Beige

If you’re going to kick start the weekend on a Wednesday with a wine-soaked lunch, the two Michelin Stars restaurant Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo on the tenth floor of the Chanel Ginza Building is a fine spot to do it. … Continue reading

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Yellow: CITRON, Tokyo

Across from Francfranc on the corner of Aoyama-dori and Gaien-nishi-dori is a two-storey salad bar in Parisian style called CITRON. Situated a few meters from my apartment in Gaienmae, Tokyo, I discovered it almost immediately on arrival in the neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Afternoon Interlude at Alain Ducasse Beige, Tokyo

Beige, the Alain Ducasse restaurant in the top floor of the Chanel building in Ginza is where I spent most of yesterday afternoon. I’ve never enjoyed a Michelin star restaurant before and prefer to supply a link the Beige website … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Tokyo: Welcome 2018

Today I picked up my order of Osechi-ryori, boxes of celebratory New Year’s foods. These are freighted with auspicious symbolism and beautifully packaged inside boxes called jūbako.

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Thoughts on Food & Love on Christmas Day

Christmas, in my view, is more intimate than other occasions on the calendar. At least it is in the Pacific Northwest where I have experienced the majority of my Christmas celebrations. Inside the home trees, lights, fires and candles glow. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve in Yokohama and Tokyo

Last weekend I hopped the train to Yokohama—about an hour out of Tokyo—to join friends for the Christmas Market in a former warehouse district now  converted to event and boutique space. On Christmas Eve Sunday I’d been invited back for … Continue reading

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Noshing and Nosing in My Tokyo Neighborhood

It is the most unnatural thing in the world for me to point a phone at something and take a photo. I wasn’t much better when carrying my Canon Elph. So often when sifting through the digital files for an … Continue reading

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The Birth of Saké Is Now on Netflix

I’m glad to have enjoyed a both the Yoshida brand wines and a glimpse into the world of traditionally brewed saké. Continue reading

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Champagne Boutique YUHI, Kyoto

I’ve stumbled into Champagne Boutique YUJI. This is what would be called dai kichi luck—the pinnacle of good fortune. Continue reading

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Tedorigawa Yoshida: The Birth of Saké

I am content (and honoured) to have the good fortune to taste a small but rich sampling of a venerable, centuries-old tradition. Continue reading

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