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Matsuhisa Mykonos Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years At The Belvedere Hotel In Mykonos

Two Decades Of Innovative Culinary Excellence.

In celebration of its anniversary, a series of renowned Matsuhisa chefs from various restaurants of the group around the globe will join forces to bring gastronomic mastery and craft at the world’s first open-air Matsuhisa restaurant. The restaurant unveils its first alfresco Omakase bar at the end of June, marking a memorable season of celebrations.

Matsuhisa Mykonos, the first open-air Matsuhisa restaurant in the world at the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos, celebrates 20 years as the island’s iconic culinary destination. The 2023 season will be marked with special events and prominent visiting current and former Matsuhisa chefs from around the globe, including the renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself. Crowned with a jubilant gastronomic week from June 27 – July 2, 2023, this ultimate summertime festivity hosts the first-ever open-air Omakase bar on Belvedere’s picturesque terrace, marking an important milestone for the legendary restaurant which cultivated a brand-new culinary dimension for the Greek island’s social scene and fine dining. Exclusively this year, the restaurant will open its doors to the public earlier than usual, extending its season from April 27 – October 15, 2023, packed with festivities, entertainment, culinary brilliance, and new signature ambiance direction from Arman Naféei.

The grand celebration of Matsuhisa Mykonos' 20th anniversary brings a wind of change, crafting the greatest festivity of iconic Mykonian moments and landmarks so far while introducing a new era of delight to Belvedere. The beautiful scenery of the hotel and Mykonos together with Matsuhisa’s exquisite flavors and aromas create a picturesque ambiance of sophistication and elegance immersed in the celebration of a long-lasting gastronomic delight. As a homage to Belvedere’s vibrant colourways in the midst of traditional Mykonian blues and whites, the exclusive Omakase bar gives a perfect panoramic view of the wonderous golden sunset over the Chora for an unforgettable atmosphere and treasured experience.

As a special treat for the anniversary celebrations, the Belvedere Hotel is crafting a one-of-a-kind Omakase bar on its terrace, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea while enjoying Matsuhisa’s exquisite tastes. The Japanese term Omakase, meaning ‘I'll leave it up to you,’ represents a traditional Japanese dining style, in which the chef chooses and prepares dishes for the guests based on the day's freshest ingredients. This unique dining concept is an irreplaceable experience, an interactive way to enjoy sensational dishes through the skill and creativity of the master chefs. With a completely open bar, the guests have an exclusive opportunity to engage in conversation with the master chefs, getting to know more about the cooking process and the artistry itself, while the chefs improvise and craft a custom à la carte menu for their guests. With only 10 seats, this up-close and extremely personal dining concept is a true treat for the senses.

The one-of-a-kind Omakase experience will be further enriched with an exclusive star-studded lineup of guest chefs, including the legendary Nobu Matsuhisa, Sabu Hoshino, Hideki Endo, Hideto Lincoln, Tony Vratsanos and Mark Edwards.

To celebrate these two remarkable decades which hailed a new era for the island, the restaurant invites its guests to indulge in an all-immersive experience of unique and authentic Japanese cuisine in the splendor of minimalistic Cycladic design and architecture. The season-long celebration is an homage to Matsuhisa’s dedication to delivering an inspirational and unique atmosphere for its customers.

Opened in 2003 by the world-renowned chef and entrepreneur Nobu Matsuhisa and Belvedere’s owners, the eponymous restaurant is known for its exceptional quality and reputation as one of the best on the island. The beloved restaurant is an exquisite blend of Chef Nobu’s culinary brilliance and Belvedere’s Island charm, embodying a universe of holistic hospitality. Located in the heart of Mykonos at the Hotel’s 200-year-old Mansion Stoupa, Matsuhisa Mykonos is celebrated for its minimalist aesthetic designed by Concept Boarding Architectural Studio, stunning view of the Aegean Sea, cosmopolitan dining refinement, and culinary masterpieces. Continuously pushing the boundaries of traditional Japanese cuisine flavors, the restaurant brought a fresh culinary flair and introduced locals, travelers and food enthusiasts to Nobu’s high- quality gastro experience, known as ‘New Style Japanese cuisine,’ incorporating Japanese and Peruvian influences for exceptional dining experimentation.

Elevating the dining experience, Belvedere Hotel announces its new collaboration with Arman Naféei, the renowned musical tastemaker for a special DJ performance. Known for his brilliant music direction of hotels such as Chateau Marmont, and Chiltern Firehouse and brands such as Chanel, Prada, and Giorgio Armani, Naféei’s vast knowledge and expertise will immerse Matsuhisa’s anniversary and the Belvedere Hotel for the summer season with a fresh ambiance signature, crafting an exceptional world of entertainment, inspiration and elegance. Curated by Naféei specifically for Belvedere’s celebratory season, the hotel’s seasonal music program will feature a stellar lineup of eclectic international DJs fostering a fresh entertainment atmosphere.

To commemorate the special anniversary, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has extended his growing clothing line ‘Sushi Club’ in collaboration with the brand Stampd to all its resort destinations and one special celebratory edition for Matsuhisa Mykonos. With a wide product range of minimal and clean everyday pieces, including carefully crafted t-shirts, sweatshirts, bomber jackets, and caps, ‘Sushi Club’ is available exclusively at Belvedere Hotel’s boutique from June 2023 in preparation for the summer celebration of Matsuhisa.

Tickets for the special Omakase bar experience are available at 250 euros per person via the website. Additional Matsuhisa Mykonos will be announcing additional special events in light of its season-long celebration.


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