Jan 24, 2019

Filipino restaurant Toyo Eatery is flying to Tokyo in February for a collaboration with the two Michelin-starred modern French restaurant Florilège in Shibuya.

“Two weeks from now, Team Toyo will be flying to Tokyo to collaborate with one of the best restaurants in the world, Restaurant Florilege! We are more than excited to share Filipino cuisine using the most amazing Japanese ingredients,” announces the team in a Facebook post. “Looking forward to cooking with you again, chef Kawate-san!”

Dinner on Feb. 8 and 9 starts at 6 p.m. in Japan.

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【スペシャルコラボレーションイベント Toyo Eatery x Florilège のお知らせ】 English below フィリピンからいま新しい時代の流れを作っている、Toyo Eatery。そして同じく日本から新しい流れを作っているフロリレージュとの共演。2019年初のコラボレーションはToyo Eateryを東京に迎えます。 ご予約開始は1月25日(金曜日)より承らせていただきます。 【開催要項】 ・日時:2019年2月8日、9日ディナーのみ ・時間:18:00よりスタート ・料金:30,000円(料理、ドリンクペアリング[アルコール有・無]、税金、サービス料込み) ・場所:フロリレージュ 東京都渋谷区神宮前2-5-4 SEIZAN外苑B1 ・予約:電話03-6440-0878 —————————————————— 【Special Collaboration Event Toyo Eatery x Florilège 】 We will be holding a collaboration dinner with Toyo Eatery from Manil.Please don't miss out the chance embark on this fantastis journey!! We will start to take a reservations on 25 Jan. Thank you so much. 【DETAILS】 ・DATE: Dinner on 8th and 9th FEB ・TIME: Start at 18:00 ・Venue: Florilège ,seizan-gaien B1, 2-5-4, Jimgumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan ・PRICE: 30,000JPY(all-inclusive) ・BOOKING: tel +81 3 6440 0878

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Last year, Toyo caught the eyes of the people behind Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants as it was granted the 2018 Miele One to Watch award by the award-giving body, a title given to promising young restaurants. They described Jordy Navarra, founder of Toyo, as “the innovative Filipino chef showcasing his country’s culture on a plate.” After all, he’s the first Filipino chef who prepares Filipino cuisine to be given that award, according to food writer Clinton Palanca.

Florilège. Photo courtesy of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Florilège, on the other hand, holds the third spot at Asia’s 50 Best last year. Two years ago, they were 14th. Three years ago, they had the Miele One To Watch award.

Last month, Toyo had a collaboration with award-winning restaurants Le Du in Bangkok and Mume in Taiwan. Here’s a list of pop-ups and collaborations Toyo is having in the following months:

  • Feb. to Mar. – Haku x Toyo Eatery in Haku, Hong Kong
  • March – Toyo Eatery in Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  • April – Toyo Eatery in Ubud Food Festival
  • May – Masque x Toyo Eatery in Masque, Mumbai

If you want to know how Navarra and the folks at Florilège would whip up Filipino dishes using the finest Japanese ingredients, you can book a reservation at Florilège, Tokyo through a phone call (+81 3 6440 0878), e-mail ([email protected]), or online booking. They accept reservations starting tomorrow, Jan. 25.


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