We caught up with our good mate Luke French from Jöro Sheffield this week for a quick chat.
JÖRO is a tasting menu restaurant. Heavily influenced by the flavours of Eastern Asian cooking. We’re into our 7th year here at Krynkl, but watch this space… new restaurant & big things are coming 2024
I’ve worked in kitchens for 23 years. It all started at a little country pub-restaurant called The White Pheasant, on the outskirts of Cambridge where I’m from. I washed up on weekends then got the chance to learn to cook and I never looked back.
The use of Asian ingredients and flavours seems to be increasingly popular year after year, particularly Japanese..
Stu & I have worked together around 6 years. Almost the entirety of JÖRO’s existence! Without sushi sushi our food wouldn’t taste as good as it does for sure. He took me to Japan with some chef friends a few years ago and it blew our minds
Fresh green sansho pepper, all Japanese citrus fruits, snow crab and A5 Wagyu.
Big time. We used Japanese ingredients before meeting Stu, but the difference in quality is unmatched IMO. I love Japanese flavours and that is why we use so much. I believe as a chef to cook your best food you should cook what you love to eat.
The best of Sushi, Yakitori & the ramen shops.
Because it is so delicious. The quality of everything across the board is generally so much better than in the west…
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