Tokyo. Gastronomic capital of the World. More Michelin stars than any other city on earth and more 3 star kitchens than Paris and New York combined.
George FM Breakfast host Nick D has been exploring Tokyo’s food scene for the past 5 years and at the end of October he’ll be taking two lucky people off to Japan on the ‘Ultimate Tokyo Food Tour’.
The trip takes place: 27th October – 4th November
· Return flights for you and a friend to Tokyo, Japan
· Ultimate Tokyo Food Tour
Nick’s ‘Ultimate Tokyo Food Tour’ includes:
The Best Sushi In Tokyo – Sushi Saito
Packing three Michelin stars and one of the only Sushi restaurants to feature in San Pellegrino Top 50 restaurants in Asia, chef Takashi Saito’s wonderous creations have him currently ranked #1 Sushi Restaurant on top Japanese Foodie site Tabelog.
The Best French in Tokyo - Quintessance
They say if you want the best French Meal in the world you go to Tokyo and once you’ve eaten at Pascal Barbot disciple Shuzo Kishida’s 3 Michelin Star eatery you’ll begin to see why. Recently voted as one of the top ten toughest reservations to get in the world.
The Ultimate Kaiseki Experience – Ishikawa
Kaiseki is the traditional multi-course Japanese Dinner that elevates the notion of a meal into high art, balancing taste, texture and colors of food utilizing only seasonal ingredients and carefully prepared on plates that match and enhance the seasonal theme. Although Kyoto is the home of the Kaiseki style – 3 Michelin starred Ishikawa is one of the greatest kaiseki experiences you will find in Tokyo
The Best Meal In the World – Takazawa
Headlining the whole experience is, what Nick considers to be - the best gastronomic journey in the world. Yoshiaki Takazawa’s seriously creative approach to his own take on French / Japanese fusion is nothing short of genius. At Takazawa little is as it appears and it’s an experience that is unrivalled in Tokyo. Nick’s loved it so much he’s returned 4 times in the last year alone.
The Best Sake Izakaya in Tokyo - Akaoni
Akaoni, or the "Red Demon", is said to be one of the best nihonshu focused izakaya in Tokyo. Famed for its list of over 100 premium sakes - with a particular focus on smaller local breweries’ jizake - it is the destination of choice for sake maniacs. Joining us for the evening is one of Japan's biggest sake maniacs - Kiwi Rebekah Wilson from the incredible blog http://www.ichi-forthemichi.com/
And that’s just part of the experience!!
How to win:
Anyone dining at Ebisu between Tuesday 24th September – 17th October 2013 will be eligible or listen to George FM Breakfast and answer a related question.
One finalist will be drawn from Ebisu diners who’ve filled in their entry form, and another from George FM’s audience.
On Friday October 18, the two finalists will appear live on George Breakfast and go head to head on a Q & A to decide the grand prize winner.
Also when entering you will win these amazing products from Tokyo Foods:
- Karatamba Sake
- Zenkoji Sake
- Yamanda Nishiki Sake
- Osakaya Chobei Sake
- Mama San Sushi Set
These can all be purchased at the following stores Tokyo Liquor Stores:
435 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket (near the BP at the bottom of Khyber Pass)
In the Sylvia Park Shopping Centre (near the Sylvia Park Train Station)
In the CBD, 26 Wyndham St (where Dick Smith used to be)
Huge thanks to Ebisu, Student Flights, Kirin Beer, Tokyo Foods and our mates at grabaseat