Tokyo Table

Culinary Adventures at Le Cordon Bleu, Tokyo

Sushi Kiraku

Cuisine Sushi Neighborhood Kyodo Ward Setagaya-ku Star Rating 1 Comfort Level 1 Age Days Closed Lunch Weekends only/ Closed Wednesday & 3rd Tuesday Lunch Price Range ¥4,320-¥9,720 Dinner Price Range ¥4,320-¥9,720 Extra Charges ¥324 Seat Charge Website Sushi Kiraku January 29, 2017 Monday was another brisk–no, cold–day in Tokyo. The snow from last week […]

Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais

Cuisine French Neighborhood Kagurazaka Ward Shinjuki-ku Star Rating 1 Comfort Level 2 Age Days Closed Monday & 1st & 3rd Tuesdays except January, August & December Lunch Price Range ¥1,850 Weekdays/¥2,850 Weekends-¥6,850 Weekdays/ ¥3,850 Weekends Dinner Price Range ¥3,850-¥9,850 Extra Charges 5% Service Charge Lunch/10% Service Charge Dinner Website Owner-chef Christophe Paucod was born […]

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Cuisine French Neighborhood Roppongi Ward Minato-ku Star Rating 2 Comfort Level 4 Age Days Closed Lunch Price Range ¥3,200-¥8,800 Weekdays/ ¥16,500 Weekends Dinner Price Range ¥5,200-¥16,500 Extra Charges 10% Service Charge Website The stylish red and black interior is dominated by a long counter with seating for 44, in the style of a sushi […]

Fire In the Hole!

Whenever I think of backyard grilling, two simultaneous and contradictory scenes comes to mind.  One is the lazy summer BBQ near the pool, where the guests relax with a glass of wine while the grill master lazily flips the meat, then brings it out on a platter of lovely summer fare garnished with a sprig […]


Today begins my second and final program on my path to earn Le Cordon Bleu’s Grande Diplome.  It’s the Pâtisserie program, consisting of three levels: basic, intermediate and superior.  Though I love to bake at home, I must confess that I’m taking this course more for my family than myself.  I like a taste of […]