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Japan Chapitre

Tokyo, February 18, 2020

Gala evening at the InterContinental Tokyo Bay

" wines included magnums of Clos de Vougeot "

The Bailliage’s 23rd Annual Gala Induction Evening was held at the InterContinental Tokyo Bay. It was our first event of 2020.

We were honoured to have Klaus Tritschler, Member of the Conseil d’Administration, who came from Germany to join this important event. During the Induction Ceremony over which he presided, 37 members were inducted and received promotions.

The notable highlight was the inaugural Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD) event which was held for the first time in Japan where 34 new members were inducted.

This was also officiated by Klaus Tritschler in conjunction with Masaharu Oka, who, in his capacity as Échanson, is head of the OMGD in Japan.

The elegant gala dinner was prepared by Officier Maître Rôtisseur Michiya Nakaune, Chef of Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay.



Foie gras purée with Nagaimo grilled tuna
shrimp, sea urchins, garbure sauce

Abalone with savoury mousse
in herb butter crust

Pan-fried turbot wrapped in chorizo
pea purée, beetroot sauce, red wine

Dekopon granite

Noisette of lamb with parsley crust
garlic cream, lamb jus


Mont Blanc with chestnuts from Kumamoto
blackcurrant sauce, green tea ice cream
hazelnut meringue

The wines included magnums of Clos de Vougeot, the outstanding red Burgundy from Domaine Jean Grivot.

A four-piece jazz band enlivened the atmosphere in the banquet room which has a stunning night view of Tokyo Bay. This memorable evening was enjoyed by 150 participants.
Vive la Chaîne !

Koji Fukuda
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