Niseko Gourmet has been namedropped in a number of our recent articles, so we figured we should stop being such a tease!
What is Niseko Gourmet? Why is a Niseko Gourmet private dining experience the perfect way to elevate your Niseko holiday? And what can you expect from an evening with the talented team in your luxury Elite Havens chalet?
Between the celebrity chefs in your kitchen and the unique Hokkaido dishes created with locally sourced ingredients, this is what makes a meal with Niseko Gourmet so memorable.
Convenience is Key
It’s no secret that Niseko is seeing more and more visitors. And while accommodation options continue to grow, the availability of seats in Niseko’s best restaurants remains sadly limited – particularly during the busy holiday period.
Why not have the meal come to you with a private dining experience instead?
Take the hassle out of your Niseko holiday and spend the night in with Niseko Gourmet’s talented team at your service. They offer all the conveniences of fine dining, and all you’re expected to do is move from the couch to the table whenever your meal is served.
It’s stress-free. There’s no dash back from the slopes to your holiday home to get everybody washed, dressed, and ready to hit the town again. Instead, you can visit a traditional and relaxing onsen when the chairlifts have closed, soothing your aching bones.
Head back to the chalet in your own time, crack open a beer, melt into the couch, and reflect on an awesome day of riding as dinner gets prepared: the perfect post-ski recipe.
Talented Local Chefs and Outstanding Cuisine
And then there’s the food. These top-quality meals have been carefully crafted and designed to show off the very best of what Hokkaido’s cuisine has to offer.
You could find yourself enjoying Kamada San’s freshly prepared sushi. Now in his 70s, renowned chef Kamada San has been rolling sushi since he was 15 – few people know how to make nigiri better than him. Hokkaido’s seafood is said to be the best in all of Japan, and Kamada San selects the fresh salmon, mackerel, and scallops himself.
Or perhaps you’re drawn to Abe San’s menu. How about an exciting Fugu (pufferfish sashimi) dinner?Perhaps you prefer his Kaiseki dining experience with fresh Wagyu beef instead? Or how about handmade ice cream made from grapes he picked himself?
Don’t be surprised to find a local celebrity and owner of a summer restaurant on the nearby coast – Tanaka San – in your kitchen one day. He’s a tempura master and his chicken hotpot takes an astonishing 96 hours to make.
Your host will introduce the chef preparing the meal of your choice, and explain what’s on the plate ahead of each course.
Whichever menu you decide to go for, you’re in for a treat. Everything’s made in front of your eyes in the comfort of your private elite haven.
Enjoy a Special Occasion
What brought you to the powder capital in the first place? Have you always wanted to check out the famous Japanese snow? Was the opportunity to experience a chic Japanese chalet too good to turn down? Or are you making the most of a special occasion?
There’s no real limit to what the Niseko Gourmet team can do. If you need catering for a large event or an extra-intimate meal to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, it can all be arranged.
They can even provide sake, wine, and Japanese whisky to accompany your meal and really pull out all the stops.
Niseko Gourmet and Service That Suits You
If you’re pressed for time or looking for a no-frills meal, then you can have certain meals delivered to you as well.
Shabu-shabu and sukiyaki ingredients can be delivered to your kitchen – complete with a gas cooker to get you started. If you have a free day in your itinerary, make sure you book a cooking class with Chisato, Thai family cooking with Annie, or a one-on-one experience with the chefs too.
Whatever’s on your mind, Niseko Gourmet makes for a luxurious and memorable meal – the perfect accompaniment to your unforgettable Niseko trip.