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Yosuke Suga

Sugalabo, Japan
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WHAT DOES COOKING MEAN TO YOU?

Cooking is my means of expression and a way to organise both myself and my surroundings. I grew up in a culinary environment in which both my father and grandfather were Chefs. Naturally, when I started thinking about what I wanted to do professionally, I knew that cooking would become the meaning of my existence. 

WHAT DOES COOKING MEAN TO YOU?

Cooking is my means of expression and a way to organise both myself and my surroundings. I grew up in a culinary environment in which both my father and grandfather were Chefs. Naturally, when I started thinking about what I wanted to do professionally, I knew that cooking would become the meaning of my existence. 

Cooking is my means of expression and a way to organise both myself and my surroundings
What is your earliest memory of an experience with the pepper in the kitchen?
During my holiday in Spain, I had padrón peppers with Joël Robuchon, for whom I worked at the time. It was one of his favourite dishes. As soon as France started importing them, we began using padrón peppers at our restaurant.
Can you recount any stories of the pepper from your culture?
I heard the pepper became popular during the Meiji period (c.1870s) in Japan, which was an important transitional era leading up to the modern Japan we know today.
If you could prepare a meal with a Krug pairing for anyone in the world, who would it be?
It would have to be Joël Robuchon, my dearest mentor, who passed away in 2018. I would have enjoyed preparing this dish for him – he loved the shishito pepper so much that he would have it every time he came to Japan. These are wonderful memories.
Can you tell us of an unforgettable experience you have had with Krug Grande Cuvée or Krug Rosé?
I believe your surroundings and the company you share have an impact on the Krug tasting experience. I will never forget toasting with Krug Ambassade Chefs from around the globe during a trip to Seville in 2018. I am proud to be part of this family and to share experiences around delicious, inspiring food and Krug Champagne.

A talk with Yosuke Suga

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Krug Grande Cuvée — Grand Soleil
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