While the summer months allow the waters of the Sanin and Hokuriku regions to replenish, on November 6, crab fishing is permitted once more. To make the most of this seasonal specialty, Taka-an will offer a 10-course Crab Kaiseki menu which showcases the snow crab for a true taste of winter.
With a focus on sourcing the freshest ingredients, we carefully select the best catch the day from five famous fishing ports including Tango in the Kyoto Prefecture and Sanin in the Hyogo Prefecture. The crab is then carefully cooked using methods that maximise the natural flavour – such as roasting and steaming. Guests are also invited to try female snow crab – a delicacy renowned for its excellent flavour.
To add to the theatre, the restaurant’s chefs will prepare crab and the 10 kaiseki dishes in front of the guests. Baked in front of the customer using Bincho charcoal, the roasted crab can be prepared to the customer's taste, with the concentrated heat condensing the flavour, removing moisture and leaving behind plenty of fragrance. Other dishes include steam crab, with a rich crab miso and crab rice, cooked with crab shells and accompanied by an indulgent crab stock.
Lunch at Private Dining Room
The private room overlooking Aman Kyoto’s tranquil moss garden can be used for every event from gatherings with family and friends to formal sit-downs with business partners. A personalised menu of seasonal Japanese dishes will be curated to suit the occasion.