The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is thrilled to announce they have been selected as the host for The Fourth Annual Ritz-Carlton Asia Food & Wine Festival, to be held September 30 – October 4, 2015. The popular gourmet event in the Asia-Pacific returns to Japan since the inaugural festival in 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka. A unique culinary adventure for any gourmand, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will welcome Michelin and Top San Pellegrino’s Star chefs and cheese maker, world-famous wineries and distilleries, to create exquisite culinary tastings, interactive classes and demonstrations, decadent dinners, and events alongside the hotel’s very own culinary and food & beverage craftsmanship.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to host the prestigious culinary event this year,” says Vice President and General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Mr. John Rolfs. “The Ritz-Carlton Annual Asia-Pacific Food & Wine Festival has gained popularity not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also worldwide, and we look forward to working with some of the world’s finest culinary and beverage artisans to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.”
The Fourth Annual Ritz-Carlton Asia Food & Wine Festival will showcase the finest in culinary craftsmanship, featuring Michelin chefs from Asia, Europe and South America. Talented chefs confirmed to join are Virgilio Martinez of Peru, owner and executive chef of Central in Peru and voted 4th best chef in the world in 2015 San Pellegrino’s edition; Paco Perez of Spain, a recipient of five Michelin stars and currently at the helm of Enoteca at Hotel Arts; Bruno Oger of France, a holder of two Michelin stars and behind the acclaimed La Villa Archange in Cannes; Kenichi Hasimoto of Japan, owner of two Michelin-starred restaurants in Kyoto and famous for this handcraft Kaiseki Japanese cuisine; Ryousuke Nakatani of Japan, owner of a two Michelin starred in Osaka also famous for his Kaiseki Japanese cuisine; Julien Royer of France, an acclaimed chef who has worked under multiple Michelin-starred chefs and recipient of 11th place on the Asia 50 best restaurants 2015 by San Pellegrino; Bruno Le Derf of France, owner of four boutiques and Meilleur Ouvier de France chocolatier confiseur in 2007; Sébastien Serveau of France, pastry chef member of the exclusive “Club des Sucrés”, Director and Co-Founder of the tea room NOUGAT TEA’N; Jean-Francois Antony of France, a world-renown master of cheese and supplier to Michelin star restaurants all around the world.
Last but not least, the participating chefs from The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo include Chef de Cuisine Miyazaki Shintaro of fine dining French restaurant, Azure 45, and Teppanyaki Chef Hidemitsu Yasui of the acclaimed Japanese restaurant, Hinokizaka.
Additional participants include wine & beverage craftsmen from the following partners: Château Mouton Rothschild, Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Arzuaga Navarro, Champagne Perrier-Jouët, Château Palmer, Suntory Whiskey and W. & J. Graham’s Port. The event’s featured mixologist is Sam Jeveons, a master bartender and spirits consultant with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Participating guests will be able to attend different events, organized in the hotel’s extraordinary spaces such as Hinokizaka, Towers, Azure 45, The Bar, Lobby Lounge and Grand Ballroom. Showcasing the impressive variety of talents, knowledge and expertise of participating chefs, vibrant culinary activities available at the festival all week long include an exclusive dinner with the Stars, Fine Dining Experiences, Chocolate Buffet and Champagne Afternoon Tea, Mixologist Bartender Class, Pastry and Chocolate Cooking Class, Beef Teppanyaki Dinner, Kaiseki with Sake or Whiskey Pairing Dinner.
Tickets are available for purchase beginning August 17, 2015 and pricing for individual events vary. To attend any of the events, guests must reserve their seat by calling +81 3 6434 8711 or email at [email protected]
For more information, visit http://www.ritz-carlton.jp/promotion/food-and-wine-festival/en/.