A well-known French restaurant in Fukuoka which endeavors to convey the charm of Kyushu cuisine.
Restaurant Georges Marceau is within walking distance from downtown Tenjin in a tranquil area of Akasaka. It is located on the 1st floor of a modern stone building.
The owner chef, Konishi Koji, trained at Bistrot d’Anjou (Aoyama, Tokyo) and Restaurant Perignon (Ginza, Tokyo). He also worked as assistant head chef at Georges Marceau (Kokubunji, Tokyo), and as head chef at Bleu Clair (Fukuoka, Momochi). In 1998, he opened his own restaurant called BistroEn in Kego, Fukuoka. After operating for 6 years, he closed the restaurant and moved the restaurant, creating a new French restaurant called Restaurant Georges Marceau, which portrays Kyushu through food. At present, they have opened a total of 3 restaurants, including Défi Georges Marceau and Patisserie Georges Marceau and since August 2014 they have been providing meals on the luxury train Seven Stars in Kyushu. This restaurant is known as a French restaurant that represents Kyushu. Since Chef Konishi knows well the charm of the ingredients from his hometown of Nagasaki, he offers French cuisine which specialized in ingredients from Kyushu. Vegetables are sourced from contract- farmers such as Shigeyuki Sato Natural Farm in Oita and Konoko Berry Farm in Saga. The seafood is Shimazaki fresh fish sourced from the Karatsu Market in Saga Prefecture, the chef personally applies a technique to provide them in the best condition. Beef used is Japanese black wagyu beef. All of these materials are sourced from suppliers who have built a strong relationship with the chef and his staffs, and they made dishes that bring out the flavors of each ingredient. There are always 150 kinds of wine available, mainly French, and they also serve wine from the Ajimu Winery.
The restaurant's interior has a warm, modern atmosphere created by blending stone and wood in the theme of nature. It is a spacious establishment where customers can make reservations for parties and weddings. There are many fans who travel from outside the prefecture and abroad, fascinated by not only the ingredients Kyushu has to offer, but also the food Chef Konishi creates.
■ 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of the Subway Akasaka Station, 1-minute walk from the Nichitetsu bus stop Fukuoka-jo / Korokan-mae.
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