[Tokyo] 2* Sezanne at Four Seasons Marunouchi by Daniel Calvert
Massive congratulations to Sezanne for getting 2 Michelin Stars in the 2023 Michelin Guide for Tokyo! When I started planning my Tokyo trip, the only reservation I made sure to make was at Sezanne in order to try Daniel Calvert's (ex-Belon in HK) cooking once again! With a bigger kitchen and top-notch ingredients in Japan, Daniel’s modern French cuisine has only gotten better and better. The restaurant was awarded with 1 Michelin Star and debuted at #17 on Asia’s 50 Best within its first year of opening and after our meal, we definitely thought it deserved more stars and were glad that we were right - very well-deserved!
As usual, we left the menu up to Daniel and our tasting menu got off to a strong start with:
Buckwheat Brioche with truffle & peanut butter
Pacific Saury with caramelized onions & green olive
Amaebi with tomato
48 Month Aged Comte Cheese Gougere
Marinated Ikura from Hokkaido with cucumbers & horseradish
Malted Barley Sourdough with Brittany butter
Akkeshi Oyster “Soup”
It's hairy crab season now and while I was surprised to have it in Tokyo, I was even more surprised that the hairy crab tart at Sezanne would turn out to be one of the best hairy crab dishes I've ever had!
Shanghai Hairy Crab Tart marinated in Jura yellow wine with Koshihikari rice
Crispy Skin Kinki from Abashiri with saffron from Oita - another fantastic dish with the best bouillabaisse sauce ever!
Shanghai Hairy Crab Risotto with Alba white truffle
Venison from Engaru Town with sweet potato and “sauce au poivre” - this was the only dish that I didn't like as the venison's taste was too metallic for me.
Meyer Lemon from Kochi with Lemon Thyme
Champagne liquer as a digestif!
Black Mission Figs with coconut and fig leaf
“Tarte Aux Chataignes”
Thank you Daniel for the wonderful hospitality and congratulations on getting 2 Michelin stars again!
Pacific Century Place Marunouchi, 7/F, 1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-6277Tel: +03 5222 5810