Th Four Seasons Hotel, now open in Kyoto, is a fantastic place to stop while in the city and indulge in a meal. There are, of course, multiple dining options to choose from, but my personal favorite is the most casual spot, Brasserie. Here you can sit in an incredible space, peer out over the ancient garden right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, and taste local and international flavors.
I stopped for dinner while in Kyoto recently and was truly amazed by the menu. It is a well-curated selection of local favorites, with emphasis on raw fish, and international favorites (dessert menu). There are touches of America, Italian and French – so anybody can find something on the menu.
I tried a smattering of things at Brasserie, including a gorgeous sashimi bowl, ahi tuna, truffle pizza, pappardelle with Wagyu and a delicious tamba bean and chestnut rum cake. Each dish was not only beautiful, but satisfied each one of the multiple personalities of my palate.
If you don’t want to try Brasserie for breakfast, stop by for breakfast, where you can see the garden and pond under daylight. Their baristas will whip-up a coffee or green tea matcha concoction. Whichever meal you have here, you won’t be disappointed.