Take your gastronomical experience in Niseko up a notch by having restaurant-quality cuisine and professional service from the comfort of your own accommodation!
We won’t deny that there are plenty of dine-out options in Niseko (we even made a couple of listicles about it), but imagine this: You’ve spent the entire day skiing the slopes of Grand Hirafu. It’s now 5pm and you’re aching from all that powder action. Good news? It’s time for dinner. Bad news? All the good restaurants are fully booked and queues for walk-in are an hour long. Sounds like a nightmare when you’re freezing and ‘hangry’, doesn’t it?
Way before COVID-19 made dining-in a trend, tourists visiting Niseko have always had the option to have delicious meals delivered to their doorstep. When you opt to book an in-house dining service, you won’t have to worry about making restaurant reservations months in advance. On top of that, you’ll be guaranteed an authentic gourmet dining experience!
It’s also a unique way to bond with friends and family, especially if you’re travelling with young children and grandparents! Plus, you might as well make use of that full kitchen and dining area that comes with your accommodation.
1. Hire a Private Chef
This bespoke experience is not only limited to our villas in Bali and Koh Samui. Trust us, hiring a private chef in Niseko is easy and oh-so-worth-it! For example, if you book with Niseko Gourmet, a host will be sent to your accommodation to arrange the table setting while the chef prepares your requested dishes. When dinner is over, they will clean everything up so you won’t have to lift a finger. It’s almost like eating at a restaurant, but with the extra personal touch of getting 1-1 time with the chef and without having to go out.
Having access to a private chef also means that you can order anything you want. Your choices range from Thai fine dining, modern fusion set menus, Japanese degustation courses, fresh Hokkaido seafood platters and many more. Breakfast and special children meals can also be accommodated upon request.
2. A Lil’ DIY Fun
If you’ve been to Japan, you’ll know that their restaurants are not the biggest in size. So if you’re travelling with a big group, chances are you won’t be able to reserve a table that fits everyone. Besides that, there’s also the scenario of getting EVERYONE to reach the restaurant on time in the midst of heavy snowfall. If you’ve planned a trip for multiple families (with kids in tow!) you’ll know the pain we’re talking about. Which is why services like this are a godsend!
Popular hotpot restaurants like Ryunabe offer customers the chance to pre-order different rental packages. These usually include equipment, fresh sashimi, soup base, beef/pork/fish slices and assorted vegetables. Depending on the number of pax the meal is for, you can also select add-ons like alcoholic beverages, additional meat choices and house speciality dishes. Whether it be for a birthday party, a nice dinner to commemorate the end of a good holiday, or just a regular stay-in meal, rest assured that you’ll have a good time because there’s nothing a warm bowl of soup can’t fix.
3. Learn A New Skill
Need some inspiring activities that can keep your active kids entertained while on holiday? Make mealtime extra special for the whole family by booking a cooking workshop at your accommodation! It’s a great opportunity to connect with one another and is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience that your kids will remember for years to come.
Companies like Niseko In-House Dining specialise in fun cooking workshops fit for all ages. And the best part is that they’ll come to your property! You won’t even have to worry about preparing anything because each workshop price comes inclusive of ingredients and equipment. All you need to do is choose what you want to learn. How does some Japanese Gyoza and Macha Chia Pudding sound? ?
If you’ve booked a Niseko trip with us and want to know more about the above services, feel free to contact your Luxe Nomad concierge representative so that they can better advise and pre-book these in-accommodation dining experiences for you!