Kaiseki, the Japanese art of fine ‘haute cuisine’ dining is an artistic tradition with its roots deep in the country’s love of ritual and refined etiquette. As Chef Akira Hayashi of Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining at Hotel Okura Macau explains, “Kaiseki is known for its meticulous preparation and beautiful presentation. In our restaurant, each meal is crafted like a masterpiece and every element, every ingredient, must be absolutely perfect.”
The origins of kaiseki are centuries old. It has its roots in elaborate styles of dining from throughout Japan’s history, including imperial court cuisine from the 9th century, Buddhist cuisine from the 12th century, samurai cuisine of warrior from the 14th century, and tea ceremonies from the 15th century, all formalized over time. Ultimately, the elements of kaiseki are created at the chef’s discretion, making each meal an individual and unique experience for the diners.
“The focus in a kaiseki meal is on umami, local and seasonal ingredients that are at their absolute peak,” explains Chef Akira Hayashi. Savory, vibrant and flavorful, each dish is a revelation for the palate, an exquisite dining adventure and an experience never to be forgotten! Be sure to book your table at Yamazato online today.
Every Dish Is Crafted To Perfection