If you’re up for a VIP night or would like to treat yourself after a stressful week, you should check out L’effervescence. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant nestled in a secluded place along the Nishi Azabu (西麻布) area of Tokyo.
L’effervescence is hidden among low-rise residential buildings and is rather far back from the street, making it difficult to spot. The food served here is inventive, precise, and highly accomplished. Everything is delectable from desserts to intriguing palate cleansers. On March 29, 2017, the restaurant will be offering a special menu served by the legendary Chef Namae (生江) himself. Anyone can join!
L’effervescence is considered among the top fifty best restaurants in the world. It is a French restaurant which opened in 2010 and is a reputable place for you to relish the taste of delicious cuisine.
The head chef, Shinobu Namae (生江史伸), uses his skills in serving some of the finest contemporary French cuisines in town. He studied at KEIO University (慶応義塾大学) with a degree in politics and worked in different places, including France. In England, he worked at the Fat Duck, a restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, England. It is run by celebrity chef proprietor Heston Blumenthal.
He also focused on the pastry development in the restaurant and functioned as a sous chef. Most of the desserts served in L’effervescence have been inspired by the unique sweets he learned abroad. He also concentrates on organic produce in his dishes and their proper combinations. His culinary principle can be described in four words: “nature”, “time”, “perfection”, and “Japan”. As of now, he is planning to go to Ethiopia to learn the different cuisines in the country.
The restaurant may look like just one of the houses you happen to see along the street. It is intact and quiet, which makes it totally different. Since it is secluded, it is a great place to cork a quiet commemorative bottle or two.
The owner established this place in hopes of amalgamating the best of French cuisine mixed with Japanese seasonal dishes. He has a trusted crew who provide guests a wonderful dining experience. The place also offers private rooms for those who’d like to have private dinner sessions.
The wow factor can be found in the menu, which introduces several signature dishes from the head chef. An example of this is his whole-cooked turnips, which are cooked slowly for four hours until they become soft and firm. Next, they are cut and pan fried and served with parsley. His desserts are very playful and incorporate both visual and taste sensations. You may also try a roasted French pigeon, which is a rare food. It is cooked perfectly with intense parsnip puree and garnished with wild pepper and Agen prunes.
This coming March 29, 2017, the presence of Chef Namae will be felt in each of the private rooms provided. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where you get the chance to be served different courses by the head chef himself. He will also be explaining the courses being served.
Meals will be paired with Japanese sake so guests can enjoy a Japanese cultural experience as well. It would be best if you come as a group of 4-10 people. After dinner, the chef will join you for a talk and you’ll also get the chance to have a picture with him! Book a reservation now!
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