The Great Canadian Kitchen Party 2023
OSAKE JUNMAI RENAISSANCE PAIRED WITH CHEF AKIRA KISHIMOTO DISH AT THE GREAT CANADIAN KITCHEN PARTY 2023
On Wednesday, October 18 at BC Place nine of Vancouver’s top chefs cook head-to-head, to claim the top step of the podium as Vancouver’s champion and move on to compete at the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championship. Each chef also plated dishes showcasing local ingredients and worked alongside a winery to pair their dish with a local wine.
We were honored to be paired with our friend Chef Akira Kishimoto from Kishimoto restaurant with our Osake Fraser Valley Junmai – Renaissance.
Akira scored silver medal for Gobo and Matsutake Takikomi BC Rice Kobujime Duck Breast, Duck Fat Roasted Leek Puree, Sage Tuile, Kinome Miso Cauliflower, Gobo & Crispy Lichen “Tree” with Smoked Kelp Powder, Tomato & Sea Buckthorn Miso, Beet & Daikon “Spiral”, and Binchotan Grilled Matsutake, paired with Osake Fraser Valley Junmai – Renaissance.
Congratulations to Team Kishimoto!
Heartfelt thanks to all the accomplished chefs who treated us to a night of outstanding cuisine.
Akira Kishimoto | Kishimoto Japanese restaurant
Since 2011, Kishimoto has been serving up some of the best Japanese cuisine in the city. The 30-seat restaurant is in the heart of Commercial Drive. A casual and inviting space, run by a close-knit team and a tiny but mighty kitchen. Known for their artful plating and delicious fresh sushi, they also offer unique and creative takes on Japanese classics. The real magic can be found in Chef Kishimoto’s seasonal specials and tasting of his KAISEKI menu.