The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s Japanese venue Izakaya by OKU features a collaborative culinary effort by three outstanding chefs to pay homage and celebrate the birthday of His Imperial Majesty Naruhito 23-25 February 2022.
The Emperor of Japan will turn 62 years old on 23 February 2022. Following the abdication of his father, Emperor Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on 01 May 2019.
A triad of outstanding Japanese culinary experts will convene to honor the Japanese Emperor. Chef Hashimoto Soji and Chef Hatanaka Hirotake – two Japanese chefs, will join forces at the Izakaya by Oku for this special occasion. Renowned Japanese bartender, Nishi Yuji, will join them for this two-day event.
Longtime residents of Bali, the three men will showcase Japanese home cooking that will be unapologetically authentic unaltered to address some nebulous misconception of “international taste preferences.”
Commenting on the coming event, Vincent Guironnet, General Manager of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, said: “We are truly excited to work with these extraordinary talents. The Apurva Kempinski Bali always looks for new ways to introduce innovative experiences to our discerning guests while giving local talent a platform to showcase their skills. As Japanese natives, their extensive knowledge of Japanese cuisine will add a sense of authenticity to every creation presented, and we believe that this will give our guests a deeper appreciation of Japanese cuisine.”
Working together with the talented chefs of Izakaya by OKU, a team led by Chef Budi and Chef Komang, the culinary stars of the two-day event, will curate a three-course experience, complete with paired Japanese cocktails, to create an immersive dining experience.
This event will give guests the chance to enjoy much-beloved home-cooked Japanese food presented in the luxurious ambiance of Izakaya by OKU. The restaurant offers a bistro-chic setting and an interactive open-kitchen dining experience, where guests and the chefs can interact.
“As part of the Unity in Diversity campaign, we are truly honored to work with these talented chefs. It is a good opportunity for everyone to experience and take the journey alongside them,” commented Chef Budi.
The Special Japanese Emperor Celebration menu is available starting from Rp. 500,000 net per person.
For further information and reservation, please call +62 81138 209541 or Email the Izakaya by Oku Restaurant.