Tadayoshi Kimura

Chef of the restaurant TEPPANYAKI in Kyoto - Japan

When it comes to his culinary philosophy, Tadayoshi believes in creating dishes by playing with traditional Kyoto vegetables (Kyo-yasai) and their diversity throughout the year depending on the season. With over 30 varieties in total, his dishes focus on highlighting the beauty of the vegetables and initiating his diners to the terroir of Kyoto.


Wonderful local ingredients

"There are more than 30 kinds of Kyo-yasai and I mix those ingredients with other vegetables to create a dish that highlights the beauty of these vegetable. I believe that Teppanyaki is the most simplest way to cook ingredients but each ingredient needs to be thoroughly looked after once on the hot plate.

The gastronomy at the restaurant has always been the heart of the hotel and Kyo-yasai has always played a important role in it. I enjoy introducing these wonderful local ingredients to the people who come to dine in our restaurant and have them experience the terroir of Kyoto."

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The main course

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There are more than 30 kinds of Kyo-yasai produced throughout the year and this particular dish I chose to present 11 of them in a colorful and elegant way to pair with La Grande Dame.

Pairing with La Grande Dame

The note of matured dried fruit, nuts and the strong structure of the champagne that comes from the Pinot Noir dominant blend harmonizes beautifully with the minerality of each 11 vegetables.

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The best ingredients produced in Kyoto
At the first ever Teppanyaki restaurant produced by Michelin Star Chef Dominique Bouchet, guests will be able to enjoy the characteristics of the Chef throughout the course from the beginning to the dessert using the best ingredients produced in Kyoto such as local vegetables, Kyoto Beef and Kobe beef.
"As a Chef, I enjoy creating a dish by playing with the traditional Kyoto vegetables (Kyo-yasai) and it’s diversity throughout the year depending on the season. Whenever I visit the grower of these Kyo-yasai, I am always surprised by the long history and it’s potential for the future."

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