Back in Kyoto

I returned to Kyoto mid-afternoon yesterday after a brief train ride down from the mountains and along the coast in lashing rain while enjoying a can of cold beer and an Eki-Ben of cold smoked salmon on pressed rice wrapped in banana leaves.

The first meeting was to discuss bringing over NYC chefs to Kyoto.

Later that day, in early evening, it was time to visit Torito, which has become one of my favorite yakitori joints in all of Japan.  Tsukune, raw eggplant and tomatoes that were so sweet, wings, momo with scallions, etc.

A meeting at 1230 today and another at 3 PM.  Then dinner with friends at a tiny place with counter stools where I’ve not been before.

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