We are off to Whistler, I’ve never been, so I’m excited about it.
First stop on the way from Kaua’i is Honolulu, for an overnight before heading out.
Dinner in one of our favorite spots:
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, world renowned “New Style” Japanese cuisine.
Beautiful mixed salad with edible flowers
Eggplant Miso – I always order this one
Rock Shrimp Tempura – Creamy Spicy Sauce yummm
Black Cod Saikyo Miso
One of our last nights in Kyoto, we were sent on an adventure to find this very special restaurant in a tiny little alley of Kyoto.
Taka is a modern standing bar.
Chef TAKA: Born in Uji, Kyoto. After being trained at Kyoto style Kaiseki, moved to Milano, Italy. While working at NOBU/Armani in Milano for over 10 years and after living in Italy, Australia and Denmark, he returned to Kyoto in 2016. He decided to stay and open a small gastropub to provide fusion dishes and drinks of Italian and Kyoto style Japanese.
This is a must if you are staying in Kyoto. The space is tight, but you feel welcomed immediately. We sat downstairs at the bar, but there is an upstairs and people who were leaving from there were happy and excited to share their good byes and praise to Chef Taka.
Chef Taka is on the left.
This is how they serve Chicken Wings, very cool!