From Japan to Reims: The Starry Tale of the Chef at the Racine
Chef Kazuyuki Tanaki is not the sort to rest on his laurels. Having spent 5 years in Japan honing his skills, he embarked on an adventure in France, the country of gastronomy par excellence. While there, he rubbed shoulders with the big names, such as Phillipe Mille (two Michelin star chef) and Jacques Macron, and set his sights on achieving a Michelin star of his own.
Things began to pick up speed in 2015. Tanaki opened his first restaurant, Racine, in Reims, and quickly rose to fame. Barely five months later, he received the title of ‘Young Talent’. Then came his first Michelin star, in 2017, and he opened a second, more family-orientated restaurant named Doko Koko Bistro (Japanese for ‘Where? Here!’). His dishes bring together his Japanese roots and French know-how. And a great combination it is too.
WA BI GIN : (An Old) Affair of Passion
The Hombo Shuzo first became known for their shoshu, a Japanese traditional hard liquor. In 1960, the company then started investing in new areas of production: whisky and wine. Having opened a produc
NIHONSHU: Crafting Sake
Nihonshu—sake clear as water—is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases.
Koinobori Now! The Franco-Japanese Trend that’s in the Air
Spring-like and more colourful than cherry-tree flowers, koinobori dot the Japanese landscape. But what exactly are koinbori? They are in fact wind socks that can be attached to bamboo sticks, created
No Ordinary Business Card
Making one’s way down Harumi Street, away from the luxury department stores and elegant shops of Chuo Avenue towards Tsukiji, in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district, among the narrow alleys behind the Kabu
Léo Berne, Polygamous Photographer
Léo Berne has two loves: Japan, and the magnetic Mathilde Warnier. It is this dual passion which inspires him to produce trivial, fascinating, often sensual images, which he posts on his Instagram acc