“Itadakimasu – I humbly receive!”
This Japanese expression quite fittingly describes my feeling when I learned about the upcoming Taste of Japan tuna ceremony in Zürich.
That’s because when it comes to Japanese cuisine, I cannot resist a dish with maguro in it, the Japanese term for tuna. And on Friday, May 25, I shall humbly receive various cuts of maguro at Restaurant Metropol in Zürich!
Taste of Japan on May 25 is a match made in heaven for tuna lovers!
Starting at 6 PM, a freshly delivered tuna from sustainable production will be prepared by a skilled Japanese chef. Flown in that same morning, the fish is as fresh as can be. As part of a five course meal, the master chef is then going to present a variety of delicate tuna dishes featuring akami, chutoro and even otoro cuts.
Think about it: How often do residents of a landlocked country like Switzerland have the privilege of tasting fresh sea food? The appeal of this event at Restaurant Metropol in Zürich lies in the combination of senses that will be stimulated: There is the ceremonial slicing of the tuna for carpaccio, sushi and sashimi. It will be an experience for the eyes to watch the master chef as he filets the various parts of tuna.
And most importantly, tasting the maguro will be the main event for our pallets! The evening’s beverage will be equally exclusive: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is the number one producer of champagne and a favorite at the Baur au Lac.
About the FOOD ZURICH special at Restaurant Metropol
With FOOD ZURICH being in town, those who cannot attend the exclusive Taste of Japan event on May 25 can still benefit. Throughout the festival, the Restaurant Metropol will be serving exquisite toro cuts of tuna. (The fish will be replenished regularly.) Tickets for Taste of Japan are limited, so secure your seat soon.
More information and reservations (165 francs per person includes a five course meal.)
For your preparation to Taste of Japan, here is a cheat sheet for tuna terminology:
(Disclosure: For the purpose of this event recommendation and social media updates on site, we were provided with two admissions to Taste of Japan. Photographs are copyright Kramer Gastronomie.)
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