FYN chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss, together with their team, are marking FYN’s 2nd anniversary with a one-off lunch series at birthday prices.

Tempelhoff’s love of Japanese food and culture gave him the idea to create a series of the “quick kaiseki” traditional Japanese lunch. Typically this lunch serves fish, tempura or meat with a starter, soup and sides, and is a simple and satisfying way to eat. “This is one of my favourite ways to eat Japanese food and it stuck with me – how complete and delicious it always was, and how good it made me feel. It means a lot to me,” says Tempelhoff.

The Japanese say “itadakimasu” before the meal, which loosely translates to “I humbly receive” or “bon appetit”. “That’s what we want to do with this lunch experience – give thanks to all our guests who’ve made it possible to still be doing this two years on,” adds Tempelhoff.

“This is one of my favourite ways to eat Japanese food and it stuck with me – how complete and delicious it always was, and how good it made me feel.”

The FYN Itadakimasu limited-edition lunch will immerse guests in a traditional kaiseki meal, taking them on a cultural and culinary journey. Sustainable, locally sourced and – where possible – organic meat and fish will be served with rice imported from Japan and homemade pickles and tofu

Diners can choose from three menus, priced at R295p/p and served with a complimentary glass of wine. Traditional sake is available at R180 per caraf.

Option one: Sushi Set; soba noodles, pickles and ferments, miso soup with homemade tofu, tempura with chirizu.
Option two: Grilled Fish Set; sustainable fish with citrus, Japanese rice, pickles and ferments, miso soup, tempura with chirizu.
Option three: Meat Set; robata tare grilled pork, Japanese rice, pickles and ferments, miso soup, tempura with chirizu.

FYN has incorporated all necessary and appropriate safety procedures into their service protocol. “You can expect the highest levels of cleanliness and convenience while you dine with us,” says Tempelhoff.

The FYN ‘Itadakimasu’ limited-edition experience will be available from 24 November to 15December. For restaurant reservations go to info@fynrestaurant.com or call 021 286 2733.

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