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.
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.
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