One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A style of traditional Japanese cuisine in which a series of very small, intricate dishes are prepared.
- ‘We took two friends from England to the Hotel Konanso and found the kaiseki meal was perfect for overseas visitors.’
- ‘His contemporary versions of the kaiseki dinner are legendary.’
- ‘Food was kaiseki style and excellent; though very filling.’
- ‘This was our first kaiseki meal, and we thought it was excellent.’
- ‘The kaiseki meals are the best!’
- ‘That's because classic kaiseki, which evolved as a gastronomic accompaniment to the highly stylized tea ceremonies of Kyoto, is one of the most lavishly expensive dining activities on earth.’
- ‘Its main attraction is its serene atmosphere and also the kaiseki cuisine prepared by specially trained chefs.’
- ‘The food at Kai is modernized kaiseki served ceremoniously.’
- ‘Kaiseki is highly refined, with a menu which subtly reflects the seasons.’
- ‘The dinner was a traditional Kyoto kaiseki multi-course meal.’
- ‘Tomita also learned the essence of kaiseki, a highly specialized service, which often accompanies the Japanese tea ceremony.’
- ‘I went to Japan six times and ate a lot of kaiseki.’
Japanese, from kai (from kaichu ‘kimono pocket’) + seki ‘stone’.
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