Daily Addict – Kanade launches in the CBD with a Japanese Italian menu headed up by a Michelen star chef
Kanade launches in the CBD with a Japanese Italian menu headed up by a Michelen star chef
When you leave a Japanese restaurant thinking, I can’t wait to go back again for their carbonara, you know your culinary orbit has shifted, but in a really good way.
In the past two weeks I have eaten Korean Italian (Bar Soul, review coming soon..), plant based Japanese-Peruvian (Calley Rey) and now Japanese Italian. Only in Australia could we do this. Sydney in particular, is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Whilst the debate about The Voice rages on, it’s comforting to know that our chefs whatever their country of origin, socialisation or background are able fight prejudice – be hired for their potential to learn and absorb new cuisines. Oh boy! are we all the better for it.
So lets talk about how a Japanese chef came to cook one of the best carbonaras I have tasted.
Chef Hideki Okazaki learned his craft in his homeland of Japan, then in 1990 headed to Italy to work in Michelin-starred, Italian restaurants Arnolfo and Shanghai’s Frasca. Fast forward a few years he lands in Australia and works for the ‘greats’ – Steve Manfredi and Tony Bilson along with time at Circular Quay’s Ocean Room, then sets up his own restaurant, Rise. So bow when you enter those 62 Clarence Street doors, my friend, we are in the presence of greatness.