Master chefs are constantly exploring new flavors to evolve their cooking techniques as well as finding new drinks to pair with their creations.
In 2021, we were fortunate to discover Chef David Lai, the owner of 'Neighborhood' one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, who shares similar aspirations when it comes to sake, believing that sake isn't only fit for Japanese Cuisine but pairs with many more. Mastering French and Mediterranean techniques, Lai excited us in the prospect of pairing his delicious food with our boutique sake and from there on the relationship blossomed.
Tucked away within Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 'Neighborhood' is a hidden culinary gem that's earned its place on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Established by Lai, the restaurant boasts simplicity and allures you with its French cuisine.
At Neighborhood, Lai focuses on what him and his team would like to cook, all with good ingredients, and by being a smaller restaurant, it has given him a chance to familiarize with his customers better. All of this sums up why this has been Lai’s favourite culinary playground. A humble but well-respected personality in Asia’s restaurant industry, Lai was voted by his peers to receive the Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award 2022.
With a weekly-changing, super short menu of seasonal dishes, Neighborhood is about simplicity and high-quality products. From homemade pastas to salt-baked chicken and selected French desserts. If you happen to dine there, remember to try sake with savory dishes, the sake were chosen by Neighborhoods wine consultant, Sommelier Reeze Choi, cementing the notion that sake will surely elevate the already delightful experience being had.
In addition, we are excited to announce a sake event on June 2022, in collaboration with Lai at Neighborhood, at the event there will be 5 sake served with specific dishes styled by Lai! LIKE our facebook page @KojiSakeLimited, to stay tuned for more details!!!
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