🔴13周年のご挨拶/13th anniversary greeting

 

平素は、格別なご高配を賜り誠にありがとうございます。

この度、エディション・コウジ・シモムラは、13周年を迎えることとなりました。これも一重に、いつも足を運んでくださる大切なお客様のお陰であると心より感謝致しております。

EdiTion Koji Shimomura is celebrating its 13th anniversary, and I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our dear customers to whom we completely owe the reaching of this milestone.

 

この間、国内外の様々な地を訪れ、志の高い生産者や、才気に富んだ料理人、感性豊かなアーティスト達との出会いを重ねてきました。

Recently, I had occasions to travel to various places in Japan and abroad, where I met highly inspired farmers and producers, exceptionally talented chefs, and artists rich with creativity and emotion.

 

今年は、私が長年 恋焦がれ 世界で一番好きなホテル 『マンダリン・オリエンタル バンコク』にて念願の料理イベントを行うことにはじまり、九州・大分県国東市の観光大使、熊本県 山江村 応援大使の任命をいただくなどの経験の中から多くのインスピレーションを受けました。

This year started with realizing my long-held dream of doing a culinary event at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, my favorite hotel in the world that I have been deeply in love with for many years. I was also appointed Tourism Ambassador of Kunisaki City, Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, as well as Support Ambassador of Yamae Village, Kumamoto Prefecture. From these valuable experiences, I gained much inspiration.

 

珠玉の食材、先人の知恵、市場の賑わい、心にしみる景色・・

宝もののような断片を、フランス料理の技法を用いて自分の中に落とし込み、新しい表現の料理を考える時間へと推移させる。それは店名であるEdition =編集という作業なのです。

Exquisite ingredients, the wisdom of our ancestors, the energy of the market, beautiful sceneries etched into the heart…

I process and interpret these treasure-like fragments within myself using the techniques of French cuisine, then transition to a period of thinking to create dishes that have a new form of expression. This is the work of “editing,” and the meaning of the restaurant name “Edition.”

 

一口ごとに驚き、喜び、わくわくしながら食べ進んでいただければ、これほど嬉しいことはありません。

奇を衒うわけではなく、けれど、古典の力の上に安穏とするのでもなく、常に理にかなった進化を遂げていきたい。

There is nothing that makes me happier than when a guest is surprised and delighted with every bite, and thrilled as the menu proceeds.

Without being deliberately different, nor resting on the back of tradition, I would like to continuously evolve in a way that is rational and justified.

 

世界中の皆様の1人でも多くの方々に私の料理を召し上がっていただきたい。。

これが私の目指す「Edition Koji Shimomura」なのです。

My wish is for as many people as possible in the world to experience my cuisine.

That is the EdiTion Koji Shimomura that I strive for.

 

日頃の感謝を込めて、そして14年目も皆様とともに・・・。

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for your continued support, and I look forward to our 14th year together.

2019 July 30, 2019

Edition Koji Shimomura

Owner Chef Koji Shimomura