We went to RyuGin on the second night of our honeymoon in Japan. After eating here we had a number of other memorable meals which echoed RyuGin in terms of the ingredients used due to the seasonal focus of much of Japanese cuisine. However, nowhere quite reached the levels of perfection attained by RyuGin in terms of preparation, presentation and service.
The highlight of the meal (for me) were our two desserts: the first including a sparkling grape and another grape containing grape powder over which was poured the most delicious warm jam I've ever tasted, the second a souffle made from sake lees and a soft, egg ice-cream. We ended up being served glasses of warm sake lees across Japan as we made our way through the countryside and this flavour became a firm and distinctive favourite.
The Chef waved us off into the night: a nice touch at the end of a wonderful meal.
A night to remember.
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