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Trained in the art of cooking in Osaka, Japan, Harunobu’s passion for French cuisine was ignited while working as a young chef in Sydney under the guidance of Maurice Guillouet.
He has spent his career between Sydney and Tokyo, first working under Japanese and French chefs, then as Executive Chef in top restaurants, including VII Restaurant, where he was awarded two Chef’s Hats and received the title of “Best New Restaurant,” and Galileo at The Observatory Hotel.
But it was only in August 2008 that he fulfilled his dream of opening his own restaurant where he could share his very special style of cooking. Blancharu’s menu draws from his two major culinary inspirations: Japan, his first taste, and France, his later passion.
Now, Chef Harunobu Inukai is redefining fine dining by not only by creating innovative dishes, but doing so in an unpretentious way.
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At first glance, Blancharu seems to be full of contradictions. First, it takes inspiration from two very different parts of the globe – Japan and France. Then, it takes the elegance of fine dining and makes it relaxed and approachable, without sacrificing level of service or sophistication.
This innovative approach and refined style is why Blancharu, fairly new on the Sydney restaurant scene, is already making quite a splash, having received a coveted Chef’s Hat award and the title of Australia’s Best Small Wine List for 2011. What better way to find out for yourself than with their seven-course degustation menu, which was carefully designed by Chef Harunobu Inukai.
Your meal will begin with a fresh taste of ocean trout with a cool macédoine salad and dill pesto. Then it’s on to a Japanese-inspired chicken terrine, “Tikuzen style.” Next, you’ll be treated to a delicate clam broth with a slightly creamy fennel flan, followed by mushroom and sweetbread pie with balsamic sauce. For your fifth course, the poisson du jour will be brought to your table. Then, another taste of Japan, with slow-cooked duck “Akita sugi-ita yaki.” And at last, you’ll indulge in the dessert of the day.
A mouthwatering menu and a modern approach to fine dining means that your experience at Blancharu will fulfill your every desire… and more.