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Renowned Japanese Chef Raita Noda designs intimate Omakase experience for Mastery by Crown Group

The developers behind Australia’s first Japanese-themed residential community, Mastery by Crown Group, will host an intimate and exclusive pop-up Japanese Omakase experience from the gastronomic mastermind of critically acclaimed chef, Raita Noda while guests enjoy bottomless Boll & Cie Champagne or non-alcoholic drinks.

Guests will enjoy five courses of fine Japanese degustation within the stunning surrounds of the Mastery by Crown Group display suite on Saturdays for a short period of four weeks from late June, with a first in best dressed policy as bookings are essential.

In true Raita Noda fashion, the menu will feature the freshest, seasonal dishes for what the Japanese have coined Omakase, translating to ‘chef’s selection’.

Raita Noda: One of Sydney’s most exciting Japanese chefs

Originally from Roppongi in Tokyo, Chef Raita Noda is regarded as one of Australia’s top Japanese chefs hailing from Ocean Room restaurant before opening his own intimate restaurant in Surry Hills, Raita Noda Chef’s Kitchen.

Changing daily, the restaurant’s menu is committed to sourcing the finest ingredients and seasonal produce of the day to ensure guests are guaranteed a memorable culinary adventure.

The restaurant’s distinctive philosophy is blending Japanese traditions with the modern world, resulting in innovative Japanese cuisine.

What is Omakase?

Omakase has become the new must-do experience with some of Sydney’s finest Japanese chefs offering the bespoke, tailor-made dining experience for Japanese aficionados.

Crown Group Director of Sales Prisca Edwards explains in Japan, Omakase is the ultimate dining experience where a Japanese masterchef curates a seasonally-inspired degustation using only the finest and freshest ingredients of the day.

“It stems from the Japanese word ‘makaseru’ which roughly translates to entrusting something to someone else, meaning your menu is left completely in the capable hands of the chef. It’s an exquisite dining experience,” she said.

Following this tradition, Raita Noda will only reveal one of the dishes guests can savour as part of Crown Group’s Omakase – a dish inspired by the ‘Mastery’ precinct itself.

Raita Noda described his dish, ‘The Mastery’ as “a collaboration of Earth and Ocean featuring layers of tuna, bar cod, kohlrabi, foie gras and Australian native vegetables served with Japanese atmospheric air.”

Raita explains, layers of Land and Marine-oriented food expresses the urban building, while native vegetables and flowers creates a small forest. Clear glass recreates the Earth’s atmosphere and by releasing the glass, a composed fragrance of Green Tea and Lime gives an illusion to guests of a forest environment.

“This creation is inspired by Kengo Kuma’s designs for Mastery by Crown Group which replicates a “Stacked Forest” linking nature to the urban city,” he says.

“The dish represents an ecosystem where human habitat coexists with nature on our beautiful planet by using ethically sourced ingredients to collaborate on one plate and to enhance guests experience using flavour, visual and scent.

“My philosophy is to create classic Japanese cuisine using Australia’s ingredients to serve local customers and “Mastery” concept is to create forests in the middle of urban city.”

Noda takes advantage of the finest local produce – almost always featuring a hero seafood dish – to create food that nods to tradition while incorporates modern innovation.

Noda will only have eight guests at a time to ensure that the experience is intimate as he prepares the food right before guests’ eyes, proving his craft to be both a spectacle and a culinary odyssey.

Boll & Cie proud Champagne partner of Crown Group

Founded in 1853, Boll & Cie is an exclusive Champagne house based in Reims, a producer of high-quality sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France.

The house focuses on precious blanc de blanc Champagnes, wines made entirely from the Champagne grape.

Boll & Cie Australia Director Brian Jo said Boll & Cie represents the essence of the Champagne region, creating truly outstanding wines which enrich and celebrate the most valuable moments of our lives.

“Boll & Cie is delighted to partner and support Crown Group as we share synergies in our appreciation for elegance, beauty, lifestyle and exquisite taste,” Mr Jo said.

Raita Noda’s Omakase inspired by Mastery by Crown Group

Crown Group’s Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito said Raita Noda’s specially designed Mastery dish will represent what we are creating at Mastery the precinct – a second forest in the city.

With its spectacular Japanese aesthetic, the remarkably designed Mastery by Crown Group, will host a very on-brand ‘dinner-and-a-show’ experience that is reminiscent of authentic, intimate Tokyo-esque dining.

Mastery by Crown Group together with the impeccable skill of Raita Noda, will create an exclusive dining event that is a testament to Japanese culture, charm and exquisite cuisine.

Crown Group Director of Sales Prisca Edwards who conceived the concept together with Noda said we wanted to give guests a taste of what is to come at Mastery by Crown Group which will be the first fully dedicated authentically Japanese themed residential community in Australia.

“We are very excited to be offering this special, bespoke VIP experience and to be collaborating with a true culinary master as Raita Noda as well as our Champagne partner, Boll & Cie,” Ms Edwards said.

The cost is $139 per person and includes a five-course fine-dining Japanese degustation along with bottomless Boll & Cie Champagne or a selection of tea and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Mastery: Sydney’s first Japanese themed residential community

Adding a to the existing charisma and uniqueness of Waterloo, Mastery by Crown Group will be the first of its kind in Sydney to entertain a Japanese theme, from the façade of the building to the state-of-the-art décor. This stunning aesthetic is being executed by three world renowned architectural firms in Japan’s Kengo Kuma and Australian firms Koichi Takada Architects and Silvester Fuller.

Mastery by Crown Group’s five distinct and exceptionally designed buildings will house a total of 368 luxury apartments. The $520 million project will also comprise of a 2177 square metre retail precinct with 27 stores and restaurants with a carefully curated, authentic Japanese eat street.

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