MasterClass – Zaiyu Hasegawa

Tokyo’s offbeat rising culinary star

Zaiyu Hasegawa has developed a cult following for his restaurant Den, tucked away down an alleyway next to a convenience store in Tokyo’s Jimbocho neighbourhood.

Rooted in Japanese tradition but not restrained by it, what drives Hasegawa’s cuisine is a simple desire to bring joy to the people he cooks for.

His modern kaiseki – a traditional multi-course dinner involving small intricate dishes – is served with creative flair and a whimsical sense of humour. This can be found in chef’s trademark “Dentucky Fried Chicken” served in a comical faux-Kentucky Fried Chicken box, or a smiley face carved into a slice of carrot hidden in a colorful salad.

His playful presentation and humour is backed with technical prowess, craftsmanship and a lifelong love of the dining experience.

Den is currently No. 77 in the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.

W50B ranking: Den #77 (2016)

In 2017, we have teamed up with the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards for our signature MasterClass series. This is a rare chance to watch, taste and learn from some of the most interesting chefs to have ever featured on the list without leaving our shores.

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Find out more about Zaiyu Hasegawa

He's the Japanese chef with a cult following for his restaurant, Den, which was listed in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016. Find out about his culinary experiences and why his MasterClass shouldn't be missed.

Tickets

Event Details

DateSat 1 Apr
Time4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price$35 – $95
VenueDeakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Deakin Edge, Federation Square Federation Square, MelbourneMap of Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Enquiries
(03) 9823 6100

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9823 6100

Event Details

DateSat 1 Apr
Time4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price$35 – $95
VenueDeakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Deakin Edge, Federation Square Federation Square, MelbourneMap of Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Enquiries
(03) 9823 6100

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