The new marriage of fermented French cuisine and hot sake shows the new appeal of Japanese sake to the world.
Sake, unlike any other alcoholic beverage in the world, changes the flavors after it is heated. "SAKE Scene Masufuku" is famous for serving many kinds of such captivating sake with original French-style fermented cuisine.
The owner Ms. Yukari Yanaba is a wine connoisseur who used to visit French wineries for her previous job, which involved trade with foreign manufacturers. Being a fan of wine and French food, she realized that she wanted to have a job which would connect Europe and Japan.
At one point in time hot sake had left a lasting impression on her, so, utilizing her strong English skills, she decided to get a degree as an "International Sommelier". After that, she realized that she would like to let the world know about Japanese sake microbreweries, she opened "SAKE Scene Masufuku" in October 2016.
The chef, Mr. Teppei Fujisawa, gained a lot of his expertise while working at several Michelin starred restaurants. After he returned to Japan, he worked as a chef at 'Pont d'Or Inno' at Nihonbashi in Tokyo.
By incorporating Japanese ingredients such as sake lees and white miso, he creates a French cuisine which pairs very well with sake.
He serves classic French Duck Breasts with a sauce of green peas and sake lees. His Truffled Poached Eggs, which is popular among foreign guests, has sake as the base, and is made with chicken dashi, veal stock and sake lees as a secret ingredient, then topped with truffles.
This restaurant usually have around 50 to 60 kinds of sake to match with the cuisine. We have made a selection of sakes that can be enjoyed during a meal.
We are also selective with regards to sake containers, and use flat cups which were custom made for us by Japanese tableware manufacturer Mikoto, serving them in a unique way inside "suzu" square wooden sake vessels.
Mr. Hiromu Hasegawa of Atelier Temma (in Hokkaido), who is famous in the world of structural design, was responsible for the design of the restaurant. The design of the windows is based on the shape of "suzu" square wooden sake vessels. There are a 4-seat counter and 16 table-seats.
We hope that our restaurant is not only visited by sake enthusiasts, but also is a place where foreign guests can gain deeper understanding on sake while enjoying our unique "French-style fermented cuisine".
* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.
■A 5-minute walk from Hamamatsu Station (South Exit), JR Yamanote Line
■A 5-minute walk from Daimon Station (Exit A3), Toei Oedo Line and Asakusa Line
■A 5-minute walk from Shiba Koen Station (Exit A3), Toei Mita Line