InterContinental Osaka restaurant Pierre gets a Michelin star

InterContinental Osaka restaurant Pierre gets a star in the Michelin Guide Kansai 2015

December 11, 2014:  InterContinental Osaka French fine dining restaurant, Pierre, has been awarded a Michelin star by Michelin Guide Kansai 2015, as well as the top Five Pavilions rating for a second consecutive year for hotel.

To be included in the esteemed Michelin Guide, restaurants are assessed in five areas; quality of ingredients, technique and flavour, originality, cost performance and consistency – all of which the judges were satisfied with at Pierre. Helmed by Head Chef Susumu Okubo, who has worked in several three-star kitchens, and Executive Chef Tobias Gensheimer, who boasts extensive experience in top kitchens in Asia, the restaurant fuses modern French cooking techniques focusing on mainly using fresh Japanese seasonal ingredients.

The Five Pavilions rating is the Guide’s highest accreditation for luxury hotels, with the rating based on providing guests with exceptional levels of service, design and comfort.

To celebrate the highly-acclaimed recognition, Pierre is offering an indulgent dining experience with its six-course L’etoile tasting menu, available until December 30, 2014 and priced at ¥15,000 per person (approx. $125). The menu has been created to showcase a selection of the restaurant’s award-winning dishes, including its signature Slow Roasted Olive Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Espuma and Red Onion Confit. Olive beef hails from Shodoshima Island in the Kansai region and gains its name from the locally-grown dried pressed olives that the cows feed on.

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