Before I write a review of this Restaurant I would like to preface this review.
I am a Gourmet Home Chef for the last 31 years , cooking almost every day and making creative and inventive dishes , the reason is because I eat no meat at all just seafood and Vegetarian and Vegan ,On the other hand , My Wife is Vegan so I have to make interesting and tasty dishes for her and Me , most of the times using mock meats, seafood , and other Vegan products that mimic the texture and consistency of meat , seafood, poultry.
One of the criteria I judge a restaurant of this caliber is not only what they can do for me , using everything but meat, but how creative they are regarding my wife's dietary restrictions and especially when it comes to appetizers and Desserts which seem to be the biggest challenges for Chefs and Pastry chefs. That is why before I make reservations in these, The best restaurants of the world , I contact them to let them know My Wife's restrictions and her love of Desserts and to make sure that if they need to get certain ingredients , they would have the time to think about what to make and to be able to get those ingredients that may not be in their kitchen regularly .
Also I would like to mention that some reviews of restaurants of this caliber complain about the price, yes it is super expensive , obscene it can be also said , but when someone goes to a restaurant like this , this is what it is and it has to be accepted that restaurants of this caliber are going to be expensive.
I contacted Melisse about two weeks before the day of our dinner, I was in touch with Aranka who help me to convey our dietary requests to the chef , she was really great at working with the chef to create a Vegan degustation dinner for my wife and a Seafood/Fish degustation dinner for my Mother and Me.
What can I say incredible Vegan Menu and the most incredible dessert , My Wife said " the best dessert she ever had " and we have been to best restaurants in the world ( check my reviews )
Our Menu was incredible as well , also I would like to commend the whole staff extremely professional and of course Chef De Cusine Ken Takayama .
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.