A ‘Sushi Train’ on the Tokaido Shinkansen: A Green Car Chartered with a Chef Onboard Serving Course Meals

JR Tokai operated a special ‘Delicious Shinkansen’ on March 24, on the Tokaido Shinkansen, where a chef from a famous sushi restaurant in Tokyo boarded and served course meals in the train.

Using the ‘Chartered Carriage Package’, which allows chartering a whole car of the Tokaido Shinkansen, the event was held in collaboration with the food magazine ‘dancyu’, published by President. A chef from ‘Koraku Sushi Yasuhide’ in Tokyo’s Yotsuya boarded the Kodama 721 train from Tokyo to Nagoya, which had part of the Green Car chartered. The chef used fresh ingredients brought on board to make sushi and served it as part of a course meal.

The menu included eight pieces of nigiri sushi – tuna, flounder, fatty tuna, small skin, squid, golden eye snapper, prawn, and eel – and two types of mini bowls with sea grapes and sea urchin with tuna, as well as a soft-boiled octopus, bottarga, steamed abalone, monkfish liver, a mix of small skin and pickled ginger, and six assorted appetizers including boiled firefly squid. The offerings featured popular items from the restaurant, standard ingredients, and seasonal ingredients from along the train route.

The sake pairing featured selections from along the route, including ‘Tonbo Sparkling’ from Izumibashi Shuzo in Kanagawa, ‘Masayuki Junmai Daiginjo Omachi PASSION-15’ from Kanazawabashi Shuzo in Shizuoka, and ‘Hana no Mai Craft Nama Junmai Namazake’ from Hana no Mai Sake Brewery in Shizuoka. The 63 passengers enjoyed a luxurious moment in the ‘moving sushi restaurant’ from the departure at Tokyo Station at 11:27 AM to the arrival at Nagoya Station at 2:06 PM, spanning approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

According to JR Tokai, the event was conducted with a business license obtained under the guidance of the Chiyoda Public Health Center. The company stated its intention to continue enhancing the value of travel through chartered carriage packages in the future.

This article was generated using automatic translation by GPT-4 API.
The translation may not be accurate.