“I wanted to work with my father, so I became a chef.” Tsuyoshi Suzuki opened TORIETSU WINE & WHISKEY with his father Kuniaki, who worked as a bartender at the Hotel Okura for about fifty years. Amakusa-daio is a free-range chicken from Kumamoto with a rich flavor and firm texture that the restaurant skewers for a chicken course that pairs nicely with one of their wines or whiskeys. Also, the grilled chicken and onion covered with a soy sauce based sauce delivers a tasty home-made flavor that any good sommelier would suggest pairing it with a red wine. Kuniaki, the father, recommends a spicy whiskey like Talisker to pair with the trussed chicken. A smoky islands malt whiskey brings out the umami of the juicy fat. This restaurant is a perfect place for after-work drinks or dinner with close friends. It’s easy to lose track of time as flavorful course after flavorful course dances with whiskeys and wines across your palate.
Words: Pen Editorial
- TORIETSU WINE & WHISKY
Address: W. GAKUGEIDAIGAKU 1B, 2-21-19 Takaban, Meguro-ku, TokyoTel: 03-6303-0600Access: GakugeidaigakuOpening hours: 5pm-10pm L.O.Closed: Sunday and holidays