Thetraveljunkie.org – We had a welcome dinner party at the Karuizawa Prince Hotel West. The atmosphere was formal, humble, simple, minimal and modern. I have no special dietary requirements, only that I want to eat really good food. I like to try a bit of everything and most times I don’t know what to choose… so I am absolutely happy to trust the chef and eat whatever he creates.
Crabmeat and broccoli salad in circle, Shinshu lettuce salad with carrot dressing. It was a great start to the evening and I wanted to eat more!
Mushroom soup with Shinshu Hanabira mushroom. A real surprise for me!
Grilled salmon with “Shiokouji”, basil oil sauce. I think I could eat this everyday for lunch for the rest of my life thanks, very happily.
Roast beef with Japanese radish sauce Shinshu Shimofuri Hiratake and Wasabi. The beef was soft, tender, gorgeously succulent, perfectly seared and drenched with the clear sauce, which was not too salty or overpowering. It was a tasty dish and really well done.
Baked cheese cake with Shinshu grape and fruits. Thankfully the dessert arrived, signalling the last of the courses. I was so full, but I always have room for dessert! it was fantastic. Sweet, subtle and simple.
Karuizawa Prince Hotel West
And now the question is, where shall we go next?
Happy Sustainable Travels!