Taste of Okura is the cooking studio for you to get the knack of haute cuisine. That’s irrespective of whether you’re drawn to the unique take on French cuisine offered at the Okura’s Ciel Bleu (two Michelin stars), Yamazato’s fine sushi (one Michelin star), or exciting teppanyaki cuisine from our other Japanese restaurant, Sazanka.
Depending on the type of cooking workshop you prefer, we select the appropriate chef from one of Okura’s kitchens. Perhaps you’ll also meet our starred chefs Masanori Tomikawa and Onno Kokmeijer, or sommelier Noël Vanwittenbergh, because every cooking lesson begins with a social glass of prosecco or Japanese plumwine and elegant amuses in the Okura’s Wine Room.
The cooking workshop, lasting around 3,5 hours, takes place in Taste of Okura. Here, all the dishes will be carefully explained to you before – with a glass of good wine our sake to hand – you will be able to have a go at making them yourself. When everything is ready, you take your place at table to enjoy all the delicious dishes you have made. At the end of the evening, you are given all the recipes to take home with you.
Individually and in Groups
You can join in one of our regular cooking workshops as an individual, or in a small group. Taste of Okura may also be hired as a whole, for groups of up to 75 participants. Please see the options for groups.
The wine and sake courses take place in the Wine Room of Taste of Okura, which has space for up to 18 participants. This is also where you are met with a glass of prosecco or Japanese plumwine, after which the theme of the workshop you are taking part in is gone into in more depth. Of course, you get to taste all the wines and sakes under discussion.