While a gin and tonic is considered a basic, almost boring drink in most American bars, the reverse can be said for Spain. Smoked herb garnishes, infused gin, house-made tonics, ice slow to melt - Spaniards have taken the classic gin & tonic and turned it into an obsession.
Japan became priority when I stumbled upon Matt Goulding's Rice, Noodle, Fish, a food culture narrative set across different regions of Japan. Before I knew it, I had a flight confirmation from LAX - NRT in my mailbox.
I recently had the opportunity to dine at Chef Niki Nakayama’s restaurant, n/naka, and if it sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard the name on the Netflix original documentary series, Chef’s Table. First of all, what is kaiseki?