Best of Japanese Cuisine and Sake


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Photo by the Embassy of Japan in Canada


Award-winning cookbook author, and Capital Style magazine contributor, Margaret Dickenson was a guest of the Honourable Ambassador Kenjior Monji of Japan and his wife, Mrs. Etsuko Monji, at a dinner featuring visiting Chef Naoyuki Yanagihara, “International Food Culture Ambassador” for Japan. The dinner was held at the official residence of the Ambassador of Japan for Ottawa on the 22nd of October 2015.

Note, the ambassador is one of only 60 Sake Samurai in the world and thus it was a double treat of fine food paired with fine sake. The guest list reflected the very best of Ottawa’s and Gatineau’s culinary world.

In the above photo are: left to right in back row: Wayne Murphy, coordinator and instructor, Culinary Arts, la Cité Collegiale; Louis Charest, executive chef, Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada; John Morris, executive chef, le Café, National Arts Centre; Jonathan Korecki, executive chef, Restaurant 18 and competitor for Top Chef Canada; Stephen Beckta, restaurateur and owner of Beckta, Play and Gezellig; Second row left to right: Peter Hum, food editor, Ottawa Citizen; Ambassador Kenjior Monji; chef Naoyuki Yanagihara; Marc Lepine, chef and owner of Atelier and national winner of Gold Medal Plates Canadian Culinary Championship 2012; Rene Rodriguez, chef and owner of Navara and winner of Top Chef Canada; Front row left to right: Anne Desbrisay, food writer and blogger, Ottawa Magazine, Capital Dining; Mrs. Estuko Monji, wife of the Honourary Ambassador of Japan in Ottawa; Laura Robin, food writer, Ottawa, Citizen; Margaret Dickenson; Veronique Rivest, owner and sommelier, Soif Bar a Vin and second place, World’s Best Sommelier 2013.




Category: FOOD & DRINK, Other