At the request of public Japanese TV channel NHK, in order to help the fruit and vegetable producers, oyster farmers, and fishermen of Fukushima, the Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC) asked Christian Garcia, Chef of His Highness The Prince of Monaco and Bernard Vaussion, Chef of the Elysée to be a part of a 2 hour-long program dealing with reinstatement of the products of this region which suffered terribly due to the tsunami and consequent nuclear disaster.
From the 18th to the 20th of February, our two chefs travelled across the region to meet farmers and fishermen to taste their products and make a selection in order to prepare an exceptional dinner in front of NHK’s cameras in their Tokyo studio.
During the program, both chefs cooked symbolic dishes from the Elysée and from the Palace of Monaco with the products of Fukushima province, famous for the quality of its fruit, vegetables, poultry, and seafood.
Japanese personalities from the world of show business, as well as culinary school students and a few agricultural producers from Fukushima were invited to the dinner. It was great success: the program, broadcast on March 14th, had a record audience!
At the end of shooting, the CCC organized a Gala dinner with NHK at the Palace Hotel Tokyo with a menu prepared by Christian Garcia and Bernard Vaussion. The dinner gathered more than 200 people. Among them were His Excellency Christian Masset, the Ambassador of France in Japan, and His Excellency Patrick Medecin, the Ambassador of Monaco In Japan.