Dear readers, long time no see. Life has been busy but I’m back! I update my Instagram account daily so check me out at @rhythmjapan!
After a long break, we are back with some interesting restaurant reviews and food festival reports! Today, let’s talk about restaurants here in Japan. I’m not talking just about Japanese cuisine, but also international cuisine prepared by world-renowned and celebrity Japanese chefs. I have visited Kawasaki’s casual French cuisine and wine specialty restaurant “Bistro Cocotte”, run by celebrity chef Hideaki Okada.
So let’s find out a bit about Chef Okada!
Born on June 23rd, 1970 in Okayama, Osaka.
Started studying karate and judo since young age.
Graduated from Professional Chef School at age of 20.
Began working in the RESTAURANT ILE DE FRANCE, under the French chef Andrû Pachon. Later on, he continued to study wines and French serving styles while working at BRASSERIE BERNARD under chef Bernard Anquetil and later studying Normandy cuisine at ROTISSERIE DANIEL MARTIN under chef Daniel Martin.
After that, at the age of 30, he became the senior managing director and head chef for CAFE DE FASCIE in Daikanyama for 8 years. In the next 3 years, he worked as a head chef and GM at Aoyama’s Restaurant Casita, Yokohama’s Monolith and helped to start up BLT STEAK TOKYO.
Specializing in French cuisine, gastronomy, preparing menu and dishes for wedding ceremonies and parties with cuisine ranging from that of countries in Asia as well as Italy, Spain and many others, best at wine and cuisine marriage, as well as making numerous TV appearances, Chef Okada is one the top chefs in Japan.
2000-2008 Daikanyama CAFE DE FASCIE Senior Managing Director and Head Chef
2009-2013 Restaurant Casita Aoyama General Manager and Head Chef
2013-2014 Yokohama Monolith Head Chef
2014-2015 BLT STEAK TOKYO Head Chef
2015-2016 Shibuya yamazon Head Chef
Chef Okada’s official Instagram: http://instagram.com/hideaki.okada53
Located about 400 meters from Kawasaki Station, on the 2nd floor of the famous LA CITTADELLA shopping mall, “Bistro Cocotte” not only boasts its famous menu, worldwide selection of wines and beautiful view overlooking the city of Kawasaki, but also it’s casual setting, affordable prices and friendly staff.
Today we’re lucky to have Chef Okada with us to guide us through the menu and recommend wines and dishes.
Check out “Bistro Cocotte” when you visit Kawaski, located near famous live house Club CITTA and shopping mall LA CITTADELLA!
LA CITTADELLA 2F, 4-1 Ogawacho Kawasaki-ku Kawasaki Kanagawa