King for a day. Or for lunch, at the very least.
Indisputably the world capital of gastronomy, Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world. Eating at these places is an expensive hobby: the average cost of the food alone at high-end restaurants is around 15,000 yen ($150), and at a really high-end place, that figure can double.
I was lucky enough to be the guest at a rather special lunch recently. I ordinarily can’t afford to eat this kind of food, and I didn’t expect to be treated to such a lavish meal. When I sat down, the menu (above) was sitting in front of me. I thought I had to choose something, but I soon realised that I was getting it all: nine courses of immaculately presented and delicately flavoured dishes. Below is just some of the food, there was more.