53 By The Sea presents, Taste of Kyoto, an unforgettable week of epicurean experiences featuring Chef Kunio Tokuoka, executive chef of KYOTO KITCHO. The six-Michelin-starred chef will be in Honolulu for three exclusive events. The oceanfront venue will be transformed to provide guests an authentic Kyoto dining experience. Each meal in the three-part culinary series is inspired by Chef Tokuoka’s masterful work at KYOTO KITCHO. Often heralded as the epitome of Japanese fine dining, the restaurant is well-known among worldly epicureans for its impressive setting and ceremonious, multi-course menus.
Chef Tokuoka’s Omakase Lunch Course
A curated menu by a celebrated chef.
Chef Tokuoka combines fresh seasonal ingredients with three generations of KYOTO KITCHO history to create a traditional Japanese lunch experience at the stunning 53 By The Sea. Opening with a Japanese tea ceremony, guests will enjoy the flavors of Kyoto with a specially prepared menu featuring the best of the kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) culinary tradition.
A culinary exploration of Japanese and Hawaii Regional Cuisine at its finest.
Building upon the deep bonds of friendship between Japan and Hawaii, three world-class chefs and one master sommelier will come together for the very first time. Chef Kunio Tokuoka (KYOTO KITCHO), Chef Alan Wong (Alan Wong’s), Chef Chris Kajioka (Senia) and Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo will take diners on a journey, highlighting each culture’s unique flavors over an elegant multi-course dinner. The event will honor the 150th anniversary of Gannen Mono – the first group of approximately 148 Japanese immigrants who arrived in Hawaii in 1868.
KYOTO KITCHO Experience
The beautiful flavors and traditions of Kaiseki.
Ensconced at the foothills of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district, amongst the beautiful temples and bamboo groves, KYOTO KITCHO is the pinnacle of the kaiseki experience. Once a simple meal served during tea ceremonies, kaiseki has since blossomed into a creative and immersive dining experience that awakens all of your senses. KYOTO KITCHO is at the forefront of this kaiseki evolution, developing new forms of expression that pay homage to kaiseki’s rich 400-year history.
ENJOY ALL THREE EXTRAORDINAIRE EXPERIENCES WITH CHEF TOKUOKA
- VIP seating at all 3 events (2nd seating KYOTO KITCHO Experience)
- Premium beverages at all 3 events
- Luxury car chauffeur service to KYOTO KITCHO Experience
- Exclusive gifts from KYOTO KITCHO, 53 By The Sea, Alan Wong’s and Senia