The symbol of the Japanese Imperial House and an indicator that autumn has begun, the chrysanthemum flower, or ‘kiku’, has been venerated in Japan for thousands of years. During autumn, the flower is celebrated at festivals featuring lavish floral displays with chrysanthemum blossoms that have been specially cultivated for the occasion. At this time of year the flower’s fragrant petals are even included in traditional simmered and pickled dishes.
To celebrate the season of the chrysanthemum, Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara at our Michelin Plate signature restaurant Yamazato has created authentic chrysanthemum Gozen lunch platters and a delicious multi-course Kaiseki dinner.
Highlights of the Gozen lunch platters include dishes such as simmered sweet fish with roe, chestnuts and autumn leaf-shaped carrot; and moonfish with almond garnished with sweet potato, pickled turnip and plum paste.
Stars of the offerings on the Kaiseki dinner include the starter of torched marinated mackerel; a sashimi presentation encompassing tuna, yellow tail, seasonal saury fish, and sweet shrimp; and a grilled dish of Spanish mackerel with yuzu and scallop with butter, garnished with simmered chestnuts, pickled turnip and ginko nuts.
The Chrysanthemum Festival at Yamazato restaurant runs from 1 – 29 September 2019, lunch 11:30 – 14:30, dinner: 18:00 – 22:30. Priced at Baht 1,400++ for Gozen lunch and Baht 4,700++ for Kaiseki dinner.
Yamazato Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or book on our website www.okurabangkok.com
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.