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    Nouvelle Ryukyu

    Taketomi helped to dispel every stereotype I had of Okinawan cuisine. Visit any garden on this island, and you'll find it lined with vegetables you've never seen. The seafood offers flavors that are at once smooth and complex, and much of it is rich in gelatin. As I experimented with these unique ingredients, I decided that the best way to demonstrate their qualities was to use French culinary techniques to combine them with foods that would strengthen their flavors. For example, with seafood, I tried adding umami with a chicken mousse or wrapping the ingredients in cured ham. This experimentation gave birth to a type of cuisine I named Nouvelle Ryukyu, after the traditional name of Okinawa. I use plenty of local herbs, grown on the premises along with spices that are suited to the island's climate, such as rosemary and parsley. These herbs have a robustness that matches the rich flavors of the local ingredients.

    Rediscovering
    Okinawan ingredients

    Okinawan specialties are not rare in Japan; you can find them in any city around the country. Nouvelle Ryukyu is designed to show there is more to Okinawan food than these well-known dishes. Due to its temperate climate, Okinawa produces lush vegetables even in the winter, while there is also plenty of game commonly used in French cuisine. The wild boar on Irimote Island, for example, feed on wild acorns and provide meat as tender and flavorful as that of Iberico pork. All plates and bowls used at the HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island restaurant have been made by the Okinawan master potter Jissei Omine, whose playful mix of Okinawan aesthetics and French culinary presentation helps enhance the dining experience. Each piece redefines popular notions of Okinawan beauty. Through both food and dishware, Nouvelle Ryukyu offers constant surprises for the eyes and the palate.

    Island Terroir: A Wintertime Delight

    The soil of this small island rests on a bed of coral, while temperatures average 24°C year-round. This unique environment produces a crop cycle that is entirely unique from that of mainland Japan. As a result, winter is the best time of the year to enjoy the finest flavors of Taketomi. For example, potatoes planted in the fall and picked in the winter are the most delicious--a fact I learned from one of the island's elders. Also, tiger prawns are juiciest during the winter, having spent the rest of the year in the warm, nutrient-rich waters off Taketomi.
    These seasonal, locally sourced ingredients form the foundation of the next evolution of my Nouvelle Ryukyu cuisine. I call it Island Terroir--an allusion to the distinctive flavors wine extracts from the environment in which it is produced. Available only during the winter, this menu represents a perfect harmony of qualities derived from the weather, land, and people of Taketomi. I hope you enjoy these seasonal delights.

    Executive Chef
    Tatsuo Nakasu

    Nakasu is considered one of Japan's top French chefs, having won the 2009 Bocuse d'Or Japan gastronomic competition and participated in the 2011 Bocuse d'Or World Finals as an Asian finalist. He was a head chef in the resort town of Karuizawa before joining HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island at its inception as executive chef. Nakasu immediately fell under the spell of Okinawa's unique ingredients, many of which he had never seen. He uses French techniques to prepare these rare delicacies in a range of colorful, inventive dishes.

    • Dinner
      Seasonal Dinner
      Seasonal Dinner

      Taketomi is home to many indigenous vegetables, fruits, and herbs that have been cultivated for generations, as well as rich seafood that can be caught off the coast. The French cuisine at HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island incorporates such ingredients in lavishly creative ways.

      Time

      17:00 - 20:20

      Price

      ¥12,000 (excludes tax and 10% service charge)

      Availability

      All year

      Location

      HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island Restaurant

      Private Garden BBQ
      Private Garden BBQ

      We offer you a Private BBQ experience in a spacious coral sand garden.

      Time

      5:20p.m.〜、5:40p.m.〜、6:00.p.m.〜

      Price

      ¥12,000 per person(Not including tax and service)
      ✳︎Accommodation fee excluded.

      Availability

      1st April - 31st October
      *Due to the climate , it will be conducted from April.

      Location

      Guest villa

      Reservation

      Please make reservation by 6.p.m. in the previous day.
      ✳︎Limited 3 groups per day.
      ✳︎Not available in the event of bad weather.

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation after 3.p.m. on the day: 100% charge of your total amount.

      In-Room Dining (Dinner)
      In-Room Dining (Dinner)

      A set meal featuring steak as the main course, as well a seafood shabu-shabu are just two of the items that guests may enjoy at dinnertime in the comfort of their villas. This menu offers variety for guests on long stays.

      Time

      17:20 - 20:20

      Price

      ¥10,000

      Availability

      All year

      Location

      Guest villa

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      • Make sure you have completed room reservations before booking a meal.
      • As only seasonal ingredients are used, the content and availability of meals may vary.
      • Only one dinner option may be ordered per party.
      • For allergy information, click here.
      Dinner
    • Breakfast
      Japanese Breakfast
      Japanese Breakfast

      Guests may select from two options: a variation on the traditional Okinawan multilayered bento box meal, known as an usanmi, or a light casserole prepared with Okinawan tofu, which is richer than the mainland variety.

      Time

      7:00 - 10:30

      Price

      ¥3,500 (excludes tax and 10% service charge)

      Availability

      All year

      Location

      HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island Restaurant

      Western Breakfast
      Western Breakfast

      Guests who opt for a Western meal may choose between a Taketomi-inspired breakfast consisting of seafood bouillabaisse and tea leaf salad, or a light breakfast of five-grain cereals and regional fruit.

      Time

      7:00 - 10:30

      Price

      ¥3,500 (excludes tax and 10% service charge)

      Availability

      All year

      Location

      HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island Restaurant

      • Please make your breakfast arrangements at check-in.
      • For allergy information, click here.
      Breakfast
    • Lunch
      Lunch
      Lunch

      A selection of Okinawan specialties, given a twist by our executive chef, are offered at the resort restaurant.

      Time

      12:00 - 14:30

      Availability

      All year

      Location

      HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island Restaurant

      Lunch
    • In-Room Dining
      In-Room Dining
      In-Room Dining

      A selection of drinks and light meals, prepared using hand-picked ingredients, are offered to guests who wish to eat light or enjoy an evening drink in the privacy of their pavilions.

      Time

      15:00 - 10:20

      In-Room Dining
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