Next month, the other kind of ‘mum’

tasty August 16, 2017 16:38

By The Nation

Award-winning Japanese restaurant Yamazato at the Okura Prestige Bangkok will welcome the annual blossoming of chrysanthemums with a food festival next month.

The Authentic Chrysanthemum Festival Fabulous will take place from September 4 to 24. 

When autumn arrives, chrysanthemum blossoms (kiku) are cultivated for traditional simmered and pickled dishes. In Bangkok, chef Shigeru Hagiwara will be serving a chrysanthemum Gozen lunch and Kaiseki dinner.

The Gozen includes simmered Sweet Fish with roe, taro, chrysanthemum blossom and leaves; and Bush Clover Dumpling with chrysanthemum blossoms. 

The stars of the Kaiseki menu will be a starter of Scallops with chrysanthemum vinegar; a sashimi presentation of tuna, yellowtail, 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 Gozen lunch will cost Bt1,300-plus and the Kaisen dinner Bt4,500-plus, while a-la-carte dishes start around Bt700. 

Book a seat at (02) 687 9000 or