Japan Chapitre

Bailliage of Kanto, Japan
Tokyo, February 27, 2023

Gala evening at the Park Hyatt Tokyo
" A superb menu was prepared .. by Mr. Thibault Chiumenti, Executive Chef of the Park Hyatt Tokyo "

The Bailliage’s 26th Annual General Meeting and Induction Gala was held at the Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's most luxurious hotels.

The chosen theme was “Rival” as we believe competition can help us understand our current strengths and weaknesses and motivate us to do better. It was in that spirit that the Board Members prepared this event eagerly competing whilst sharing positive energy.

Following the Annual General Meeting, the Induction Ceremony was held with Bailli Délégué Mr. Koji Fukuda presiding. Of note were Mrs. Ariko Yamaoka and Mr. Keiji Ushikubo receiving their 20-year Commandeur Awards.

A superb menu was prepared for the Gala Dinner by Mr. Thibault Chiumenti, Executive Chef of the Park Hyatt Tokyo. In keeping with our “Rival” theme, Right Bank and Left Bank Bordeaux wines were served together with one from Burgundy. Everyone enjoyed comparing the regional styles.


Sustainable salmon tartare, sour cream
radish, lime, caviar, flower petal

Baked langoustine
kadaif (shredded filo dough)
eggplant purée, lobster sauce

Pan-seared Setonokai sea bream
yuzu sauce, lily bulb, tomato confit

Roasted Japanese beef tenderloin
truffle jus, potato gratin, red turnip, beet

Comté Extra 24 months’ aged cheese

Japanase setoka mikan (mandarin orange)
and Hyuganatsu citrus fruit
sake lees almond cake, yogurt sorbet
vanilla nameraka purin (silky Japanese custard pudding)


“R” de Ruinart Brut

Pierre Moncuit Brut ‘Cuvée Delos’ Grand Cru NV

White wines
Château Tour de Calens 2020
(100% Sauvignon - aged in oak barrels)
Graves, Bordeaux

Marsannay Blanc 2019
(100% Chardonnay)
Philippe Rossignol, Burgundy

Red wines
Amiral de Beychevelle 2018 - Saint Julien
Bordeaux ‘Right Bank’
Second wine of 2nd Growth Château Beychevelle
(typically a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon,
28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot)

Château Lynsolence 2013
Saint Émilion Grand Cru
(100% Merlot)
Bordeaux ‘Left Bank’

A jazz quartet led by Patrick King Koh enlivened the atmosphere with 180 participants enjoying this memorable evening.

Vive la Chaîne!

Yukio Hattori
Bailli Provincial

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