The symbol of the Japanese Imperial House and an indicator that autumn has arrived, the chrysanthemum flower, or ‘kiku’, has been venerated in Japan for over a millennia. During autumn, the flower is celebrated at festivals featuring lavish floral displays with chrysanthemum blossoms that have been specially cultivated for the occasion. At this time of year the flower’s petals are even included in traditional simmered and pickled dishes.
To celebrate the season of the chrysanthemum, Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara at our award-winning Yamazato restaurant has created authentic chrysanthemum Gozen lunch and Kaiseki dinner menus. Highlights of the Gozen include dishes such as simmered sweet fish with roe, taro, chrysanthemum blossom and leaves; and bush clover dumpling with chrysanthemum blossom.
Stars of the offerings on the Kaiseki menu include the starter of scallops with chrysanthemum vinegar; a sashimi presentation encompassing tuna, yellow tail, seasonal saury fish, and surf clam; and a main dish of grilled sea bass with cedar garnished with chestnuts, pickled turnip and skewered ginko nuts.
The Chrysanthemum Festival at Yamazato restaurant runs from 4 – 24 September 2017, lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., dinner: 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Priced at Baht 1,300++ for Gozen lunch and Baht 4,500++ for Kaiseki dinner and à la carte dishes from Baht 700++.
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.