Day 1 - Yoshihiro Narisawa: Food Culture in Japan / SATOYAMA & Reconstruction After Earthquake Disaster
Yoshihiro Narisawa left Japan when he was a late teenager at the age of 19. He moved to Europe, spending time in the kitchens of Joël Robuchon, Fredy Girardet, and Paul Bocuse in France and Antica Osteria del Ponte in Italy. After eight years of training, he moved back to Japan.
Yoshihiro opened his first own restaurant in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture and named it la Napule. Most of his avid fans were from Tokyo so instead of staying in the seaside resort of Sagami Bay, he decided to move the entire operation to central Tokyo.
Les Créations de Narisawa opened in Aoyama in November 2003.
Yoshihiro received his first Michelin star in the 2008 and then two stars in 2010. In 2011, les Créations was voted 12th best restaurant in the world in the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best list in 2011.