Japanese Restaurant GINZA 豉 KUKI Now Offering Kenzo Estate Wine Tasting

GINZA 豉 KUKI, a Japanese restaurant established by Hikari Miso Co., Ltd. is now offering the “Kenzo Estate Wine Tasting” with limited availability during dinner hours. The tasting experience includes a selection of rare wines from the renowned winery in Napa Valley, California.

Kenzo Estate Wine Tasting Experience

Guests will enjoy five varieties of rare wines served throughout the experience. It will be enhanced by ordering a seasonal course dinner featuring in-season ingredients, and each course is carefully paired with a glass of wine. The tasting is priced at 10,000 yen, while the course dinner is priced separately at 12,000 yen. (Wine tasting experience and course dinner are priced separately and do not include tax and service charges.) 

・yui 2019  

Mellow, fruity, slightly acidic, and wonderfully aromatic, this elegant rosé is served during the appetizer course, starting off the experience.

・asatsuyu 2018  

Crisp acidity framed by hints of minerality, this crystal-clear white wine is paired with a specially prepared seasonal fish and a bowl of savory dashi soup for a refreshing second course.

・muku 2019

The grapes grown for muku are cultivated in a specific plot of land able to withstand a long ripening period and are harvested late in the season resulting in a sweet, fruity white wine with mild acidity. The full-bodied, crisp muku 2019 enhances the rich layer of umami flavor when tasted with the refined sweetness and smoothness of GINZA 豉 KUKI’s famous chilled “Chawanmushi” egg custard using saikyo sweet miso and cream cheese.

・rindo 2017

Kenzo Estate’s sophisticated and refined flagship red wine has a charming bouquet evocative of ripe raspberries and rose petals layered with blackberry among other spicy aromas. This 2017 composition has a vibrantly fruity flavor with soft tannins and a delicate texture. A luxurious combination of rindo paired with the conger eel’s sweet sauce and savory sea bream dashi soup.

・shinon 2017

A special one-time limited edition wine made of 2017 harvest. The deep, concentrated fruitiness and soft tannins create a velvety suppleness resulting in a sensual flavor. Paired with the house specialty main dish for an extraordinary gourmet dining experience.

About Kenzo Estate

Founder Kenzo Tsujimoto first achieved success as the founder of Capcom, a Japanese developer and publisher of video games. During that time, he became enchanted with the Napa Valley after the historic 1976 Judgment of Paris, which launched Napa Valley wines onto the world stage.

Kenzo Estate is a producer of luxuriously aromatic and elegant ultra-premium wine based in Napa Valley, California. Selected as the official wine of the luxury cruise liner “Asuka II”, and as the wine of choice for All Nippon Airlines’ first class international flights, Kenzo Estate’s flagship label “rindo” has been highly esteemed since it was first released in 2008. This premium red wine, the embodiment of elegance, is masterpiece that reflects the abundant nature of Kenzo Estate’s terroir created in collaboration with Tsujimoto, world renowned viticulturist David Abreu and winemaker Heidi Barrett.

By completely overseeing every aspect of the entire wine making process from grape cultivation to vinification, fermentation to bottling and shipping, on site at Kenzo Estate, the winery received the designation of “estate-bottled”, a title bestowed only to 100% self-manufactured fine wines after undergoing strict screening by the US government.

Kenzo Estate, now named a “Top 100 Winery in the World” by Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal and Kenzo Napa, a two-time Michelin Star recipient, have officially joined the Napa Valley wine and culinary elite.

About GINZA 豉 KUKI

Japanese cuisine, now widely recognized as one of the healthiest and most enjoyable of foods, has a long history of using fermentation and aging techniques along with incorporating fresh ingredients into dishes. Today, Hikari Miso is proud to introduce the Japanese restaurant GINZA 豉 KUKI, where the character “豉” represents the origin of miso fermentation that initiated more than 1000 years ago. GINZA 豉 KUKI presents a series of dishes in an authentic, yet modern way to fascinate patrons with the fermentation and aging process.

Seasonal Course Dinner (12 items) 12,000 yen (tax and service charges not included) 

Vegetarian Minced Cutlet Curry Lunch 1,800 yen

Address : GINZA-A5 4th Floor, 5-9-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone : (Outside Japan +81) 03-3572-5433 (reservation required)
Business hours : Lunch 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Last order 1:30 PM)
        Dinner 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Last course order at 8:30 PM)
Closed : Sundays, national holidays (Extended holidays in summer and end-of-year)
Capacity: 26 seats (10 counter, 8 table, 8 private room)

https://ginzakuki.com/en/