If you want to take a course in shokuiku (dietary education), then why not learn from some of the best?
Tokyo’s Yebisu Garden Place plans to host special lessons about food and health during the Golden Week holidays, and has recruited some celebrity chefs to help serve up the education.
Toshio Numajiri is set to start the week off on May 2. The Westin Tokyo’s executive chef will give a talk about how he developed the new menu at his restaurant, which is based on physical well-being. Participants will also get a taste of one of his special-recipe smoothies.
On May 3, Shin Miyazaki, the man who defines Japan’s reputation of good customer service, will talk about being named the world’s best waiter at the International Georges Baptiste Cup in 2012.
Hiroyuki Sakai, a French-cuisine chef that foodies might recognize from the TV show “Iron Chef,” is the owner of La Rochelle in the Aoyama area. He’ll speak on May 4 and will offer participants his version of bagna cauda, a fondue-like dish with garlic and anchovies.
Another “Iron Chef” alumni, Yukio Hattori, will give a talk on food education on May 5, and sommelier Akiko Tomoda will round off the event on May 6 with a lecture on sake.
To snag a spot at one of these lectures, apply at the Yebisu Garden Place website by April 28.
“Ebisu Food Education School” takes place at Studio38 at Yebisu Garden Place in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo from May 2-6. Admission fees vary from ¥2,000 to ¥2,500 depending on the lecture. ,For more information (in Japanese), visit www.gardenplace.jp.
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