WHISK Invites a Japanese Owner Chef Junichi Nakamine of One Michelin Star La Kanro
Ingredient-driven Western restaurant of The Mira Hong Kong, WHISK, which serves dishes prepared with an eclectic choice of premium and often hard to find Japanese ingredients, will host a two-nights only pop-up on 22 & 23 February with a Japanese Guest Chef Junichi Nakamine who owns a One Michelin Star gem La Kanro in the foodie metropolis of Osaka.
Having honed his skills at 3 Michelin Star strongholds in Paris including L’Astrance (consistently on the World’s 50 Best list), as well as The Market of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Chef Junichi Nakamine excels in modern French cuisine served with Asian flair. “The Chef is always trying to think up flavours that people won’t tire of,” say the MICHELIN GUIDE (KANSAI) experts of Chef Nakamine, having awarded the newcomer with One Michelin Star for the first time in 2017.
Seasonality reigns at La Kanro as one could expect from any reputable Japanese Chef: in the spring, the signature dish is a lobster spring roll garnished with flowers; in autumn, it is cold tournedos Rossini. Playfully fusing contemporary French cooking techniques and Japan’s seasonal ingredients Chef Nakamine keeps the use of oil and salt to an absolute minimum, adding a touch of sourness or bitterness with delicate vinegars and carefully picked herbs to bring balance to the dishes served in small plates as part of ever-changing and always innovative tasting menus.
At WHISK, on two exciting nights of refined culinary encounters, Chef Nakamine will present an 8-course menu featuring sublime combinations of ingredients and flavors such as White Asparagus with 3 Colors of Couscous, Steamed Grouper with Chorizo Soup, Beef and Black Olive with Oyster Rice and Flower Chip. The menu is further paired with creative and bold wine picks from the Old World by Enoteca, a destination for wine lovers in Hong Kong.
Guest Chef Junichi Nakamine will showcase his Michelin-starred cuisine at WHISK exclusively on February 22 & 23, at dinner from 6:30pm – 10pm, available at HK$1,280 for 8 courses with 7 glasses of wine pairing.
DINNER MENU BY GUEST CHEF JUNICHI NAKAMINE
Alma Cru Cuvee Brut Bellavista Franciacorta NV (Italy)
Domaine De Terres Blanches Sancerre 2016 (France)
Shrimp, Green Curry
Wittmann Rheinhessen Estate Riesling Trocken 2016 (Germany)
Capannelle Rosato 2014 (Italy)
Domaine Roux Pere Et Fils Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2016 (France)
Black Olive, Oyster
Chateau Cap d’Or Saint Geotges St. Emilion 2014 (France)
La Spinetta Mosacto d’Asti Bricco Quaglia 2017 (Italy)
Mascarpone, Macadamia Nuts
All prices are subject to 10% service charge.