The reason why the pigs from Hata Farm were chosen as chefs

Outside the winery and restaurant “Fermier”

“Play” (* link article), grazed and grown at Hata Ranch, is used as ingredients to enjoy fine wines and delicacies at the Niigata City winery and “Fermier” restaurant “. I’m. Why is “playboy” chosen as a specific restaurant? I search from the chef’s perspective of selecting ingredients.

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Chef Yusuke Sakai.With longtime tenderloin

Yusuke Sakai, the head chef of the winery and restaurant “Fermier” in Niigata City, is pursuing the best dishes suitable for homemade wine. Therefore, he said, “it is necessary to communicate with manufacturers to get to know each other well and deepen trust relationships.” When choosing ingredients, I try to know the background, such as the producer and the land, as much as possible. In addition, we believe that we choose ingredients that harmonize with our own wine and complement each other, and cook with care.

The meeting with Mr. Sakai was shocking. It was said that he was very fond of the playbuck meat, which was cut to a large number of the shoulders of the pigs that were distributed together, saying: “I have never seen such pork! To give a good taste of play, it takes more time to get older than normal pigs. Therefore, the mass of meat will definitely be bigger.

“I feel the pork is generally soft but watery, the taste is pale. However, the meat I play has a smooth texture, fresh and not watery, has a thick taste. The fat is also thick and soluble in the mouth.”

Sakai, who sought Fermier’s wine for pork, loved the potential of play and used it as an ingredient for use in restaurants.

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Mr. Sakai uses a cooking method called roti (roast), saying, “To enjoy the taste of meat and fat, suitable for grilling tenderloin.” Roti is a baking method that is cooked slowly in an oven.

Image courtesy of Fermier

Place the roasted meat in the wood kettle and cook slowly while resting. In this way, the beautiful pink red “red wine” “beef steak loin” is finished.

“The aroma, the taste is good and dissolves very well in the mouth, so to take full advantage of its effect, the preparation is just salt and undigested. The sauce has a bit of fragrance with the star anis (octagon). “

ROTi with red wine sauce

“Due to playing with grazing pigs, the quality of the meat is solid, so the burning sensation is different from other types of pork, because the muscles are well developed, so they burn each part.” There is a difference. So I’m very careful when I cook, if I’m not a bit careful, I will miss out on the best timing. “

Sakai says it took a lot of time and effort, and the taste is great. The tenderloin is also big and hard, so it takes time to prepare, but it is delicious so it takes time to cook.

“The tenderloin has a rustic, game-like flavor, so I think it’s the part where you can feel the original taste of the meat. After cooking, we add a small amount of stock and steam it.

We sympathize with the producer thinking because we are also “Fermiers”.

“Fermier” means peasant in French. Because it’s a winery and restaurants bear that, we face the producers and offer the finest wines and cuisines. He (Yuki Honda) of Fermier runs “Fermier” with the perception that “we are farmers too”.

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“At Fermier, we use ingredients that manufacturers have worked hard to nurture. Good ingredients can inspire our cooking.”

Mr. Honda says the cook’s eye will change when the manufacturer is confronted with carefully grown ingredients. “When Chef Sakai comes across great ingredients, such as playing, he really enjoyed thinking about the recipes and how to cook. I was very happy to be at that time and I was very happy to be there. work with Mr. Sakai on the menu. I really value time to think.

Many customers were impressed by the dishes made by Mr. Sakai and Mr. Honda and asked questions. Play is a communication tool between customers and the store.

“It’s strange, but a dish with people’s hearts expressed vividly. I embrace it because of the manufacturer’s love of bringing in the original ingredients. I think we can put our thoughts in there and impress the customers, “Honda said.

Play has become an integral part of Fermier as a source of hospitality to its customers.

* Photo: Fermier, Magii

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