Grapes of Sato the Authentic Vineyard Capturing Chef’s Heart｜THIERRY MARX｜No.2
FOOD PORT. : What made you come to Japan?
Thierry Marx : Judo was the reason I came to Japan 25 years ago.
I stayed only 3 to 4 days for Judo practice, just as stop over to Australia.
Therefore, I could not explore Japan fully, but this country made me so welcomed.
I always had in mind that I will definitely come back.
I don’t know why I felt that way, but I had confidence in me.
FOOD PORT. : What is your impression with grapes of Sato the Authentic Vineyard?
Thierry Marx : There are no grapes in France like Sato-san’s.
Grains of cabernet are small, and we do have big muscat grains but
nothing is bigger and tight like Sato-san’s grains.
FOOD PORT. : How did you cook them?
I used the grapes in two different ways for my dish.
I matched the fresh grapes with salé (something salty) and the raisins with sucre (something sweet).
On the other hand, I did not want to use the raisins like chestnuts for salé and fresh grapes for dessert.
Mackerel is perfectly rich-in-fat, and I wanted a little bit of sourness and freshness to it, so I chose fresh grapes.
First, I observed before giving ideas.
When I pressed the naturally and well-dried grapes with my two fingers, appealing freshness of the grapes still remained, so I thought I could cut them slightly and fill with chocolate ganache.
And I put the grapes on the chocolate-drawn-stems as if they were bunch of grapes.
The look is not that beautiful, but I think it is fun to eat bitter chocolate and extremely sweet grapes together.
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Text by FOOD PORT.