Esquisse French Restaurant

Transversality: Cooking is a total discipline, the only one exercised by mankind who requires the simultaneous use of the 5 senses, it is, for the one who practices it, a deep joy, a singular way to tell about the world, a fundamental altruistic act as it calls for generosity, love, understanding, respect for life, listening, and a virtuous use of the earth.

To speak oneself of our own cooking philosophy is a perilous and vain exercise as this is a complex and moving process, also, the appreciation of a Dish depends on a multitude of specifics factors and sensors to the one who eats. For the one who cooks, he must let himself guided by a sum of elements that will naturally infuse its intentions, gestures and allegories.

It is necessary to “do”, passionately, intensely, then, nothing belongs to us anymore.

A bit like in calligraphy where the master impulse in a breath of creative energy, in a brutal and inspired gesture, absolutely everything he is, and which gives so much evocative force to his kanji, then, moved by this momentum, everyone will see his own projections.

So assembling sentences to describe all of this is impossible.

I prefer to share here my 4 cardinal points, glittering, safe and multiple, they are tags that enlighten my journey of Cook and man.

knowledge, logic, dexterity, conviction, precision, endurance

Instinct, Intuition, sensitivity, lyricism, imaginary, elevation

Geography, rules, history, taste, transcription, traditions, memory

Arts, singularities, philosophies, curiosity, discovery

Lionel Beccat

The Tokyo’s renowned fine dining French restaurant ESqUISSE (エスキス) opened in Ginza in 2012 and has won Michelin 2 stars since 2013. ESqUISSE serves unique French dishes with the tradition and technique of French cuisine mixed with Japanese food. Its inspiring and creative dishes make you feel as if you enjoyed art. There are a few courses each for lunch and dinner in ESqUISSE.

Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 1 min walk from Ginza Station (銀座駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-13:00 (Lunch)/18:00-20:30 (Dinner)
Closed: Dinner on Sunday
Price Range: from 10,000 yen (lunch)/from 20,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: French


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