On September 22nd another “Fuji no Kuni” Gastronomic Fair was held under the auspices of the Shizuoka Prefecture Economy & Industry Bureau at Maison De Anniversaire in Fuji City to support the local food and producers.
As the event started at 7 p.m. I arrived a bit early at Shin Fuji Station where I was greeted by a beautiful sunset!
As the site of the event took place high at the foot of Mount Fuji I did well to reach the Station at 6 p.m.!
Arriving early gave me ample time to greet some friends and acquaintances like Mr. Sano, owner of Sanoman Co. in Fujinomiya City!
It also allowed me to survey the dining room and have a look at the menu and appetizers on my plate before exchanging business cards with many another guest. Actually most guests, representing companies or coming as individuals, had some kind of direct relation with the economy and agriculture of Shizuoka Prefecture.
Incidentally, the appetizers were Mangenton ball in escabeche from Sanoman Co. and the chicken roulade was made with Koshamo chicken from Aoki Farm in Fuji City!
The beer that day was brewed by Stephan Rager at Bayern Meister Beer Co. in Fujinomiya City!
And the Japanese sake was provided by Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Fujinomya City!
A honjyozo called “Raku/楽/Enjoy Yourself!”
Guests including some celebrities taking their seats in all informality.
The MC of the day: Mrs. Kyouko Ishigami, a Shizuoka sake expert!
The dinner started with a vegetable and salmon trout jelly terrine and organic salad!
The salmon trout was bred by Kunugi Fish Farm and all the organic vegetables were grown by Mtsuki Bio Farm, both in Fujinomiya City!
Each producer involved in the preparation of the repast introduced their venture on the mike: Mr. Sano of Sanoman Co.
Beautiful mushroom soup with imo/taro. The mushrooms were cultivated by Mr. Hasegawa in Fuji City!
Madai/Seabream (brought from Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City) poelee with a galette of sakura shrimps from the same harbour. The vegetables are of course from Matsuki Bio Farm and the bacon from Sanoman Co.
For a closer view!
Charcoal-grilled Izu Venison Roast from deer meat processed by the Izu City Food Processing Center!
Very French in concept! And delicious!
The representative of Fuji-Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City!
Shizuoka Fig Millefeuille with blueberry sauce!
A very interesting dinner indeed introducing all the good ingredients from Shizuoka Prefecture!
I wonder where they are going to hold this monthly event next time!
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