Once upon a time...
This is a little story about ingredients meeting and mingling for the first time.
Local and exotic flavours and textures find their perfect partners to create a harmony that
delights the taste buds and nourishes the senses.
But this is also a story about you
It’s the start of a delicious relationship.
I hope it will be love at first bite!
When life suddenly put my plans and dreams on hold, I found a place of healing in my kitchen. The outside world continued to move along its ever-faster pace, but in the kitchen, I learned to slow down. Colours, textures, and tastes…whisked together with imagination…. the possibilities are endless. Whether I am mixing ingredients or tasting (which happens a little too often), each stir or taste brings me into the present moment.
My Japanese background greatly inspires my cooking. In the Japanese language, the word, ‘Ma’ refers to harmony; each ingredient is mindfully chosen to blend, balance and harmonize. Pleasure is taken in each moment of preparation, lingering past the last bite. Each First Date is created from scratch with love and always hand whisked in tiny batches. I hope your First Date brings you as much joy as it brings me to make them.
May they nourish all your senses.
With gratitude and grace,