Taste of Okura - also at home....
Would you like to try the Taste of Okura at home? That's quite possible, because all manner of ingredients used during the workshop are on sale at our Culinary Center. And to make it even easier for you to try things at home, the food processors and kitchen utensils, dishes, pots and pans, glasses and knives are also all for sale in the Taste of Okura shop.
All equipment at Taste of Okura has been installed by Miele. Magimix has supplied the ice-cream makers and food processors, among other apparatus. The stainless-steel pots and pans used by the Okura's starred chefs are by the Belgian company Demeyere, which was established in 1908.
Knives by Zwilling come in an attractive knife block, and there are further utensils from CuliPro. The crystal in the Taste of Okura lounge is by Riedel, and the crockery comes from Spal in Portugal.
You can also buy all the wines and sakes, as well as many of the ingredients used, directly after the workshops.
The prosecco served you as an aperitif is by the Italian producer Matíu.
The white wine chosen for Taste of Okura by sommelier Noël Vanwittenburgh is a delicious Riesling from Dr. Loosen's vineyards in the Mosel.
The Culinary Center's red house wine is a cabernet franc by the Italian winemaker Borgo Conventi. A young wine, from the 2008 vintage, it goes well with both meat and fish.
The sake served by sommelière Fukue Homma is from the Japanese producer Gekkeikan, from Kyoto where the most famous brewery can be found.
Oriental condiments such as soy sauce and mirin, which help you give that authentic Asian flavor to dishes are from Kikkoman, a company that has existed since 1603.
Executive chef Onno Kokmeijer of Ciel Bleu (two Michelin stars) has picked out an exclusive olive oil especially for you. The light, peppery, supremely fruity San Mauro oil is made from olives from the Sabine Hills near Rome.
And to round things off, all chocolate at the Okura's Culinary Center is from Valrhona, the famed chocolaterie in the little commune of Tain-l'Hermitage in France.
Wishing you great cooking pleasure and bon appétit!
The culinary team at Taste of Okura
PS Please give us a little advance warning if you'd like to take one of the cooking islands home with you....
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