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High-End Japanese Restaurant Builds Menu Around Dirt

High-End Japanese Restaurant Builds Menu Around Dirt

Ne Quittez Pas offers a 'dirt course' for around $110 that features compost made from coffee grinds and palm fiber.

Emma Hutchings
  • 25 january 2013

Ne Quittez Pas (“Please don’t leave”) is a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan that is serving a ‘dirt course’. The French restaurant is known for its high quality produce and seafood, and just recently introduced this new offering for around $110.

High-End Japanese Restaurant Builds Menu Around Dirt

Chef Toshio Tanabe once won a cooking competition with a dirt sauce, and this full-course menu is now completely based around the unusual ingredient. RocketNews24 went to sample the food, which included a potato starch and dirt soup, salad with dirt dressing, a dirt risotto with sauteed sea bass, dirt ice cream, and a dirt mint tea.

High-End Japanese Restaurant Builds Menu Around Dirt

They report that the dirt is a special black soil from Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture that is tested for safety and purity. It is from a company called Protoleaf, which creates the “eco-friendly compost” from coffee grinds and palm fiber.

Ne Quittez Pas

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