The Market F, the spacious main dining area at the luxurious five-star Grand Hyatt Fukuoka, serves dishes made with select ingredients from around Kyushu. With the weather warming up in Fukuoka, the Market F is now offering an early summer lunch special with dishes featuring a variety of fresh Kyushu-grown tomatoes.
As an appetizer, you can start with an assortment of fresh tomatoes or try the ratatouille, made with Hakata eggplant, locally grown onions and zucchini, and of course, Fukuoka tomatoes. You can also try the platter of grilled Kagoshima okra and Kumamoto burdock root. Naturally, the meat and fish are also sourced from Kyushu. The chicken terrine is made with the flavorful Higo Umaka Akadori from Kumamoto and comes topped with fruit sauce. Meanwhile, the grilled Hakata eggplant with minced Hakata Wagyu beef is seasoned with balsamic vinegar and honey. The simple yet elegant preparation brings out the best of Kyushu’s seasonal ingredients, and because the appetizers are served buffet style, you can always go back for more.
The appetizer buffet
The Market F Grill – this AND the delicious buffet! ¥3,200
For your main entree, you can choose from meat, fish or pasta. The signature dish is the Market Grill, which features rice-fed Hakata Wagyu beef, yellowback sea bream from the Genkai Sea and Itoshima pork, all grilled to perfection over charcoal.
The pasta is full of juicy fruit tomatoes from Kagoshima
You also can’t go wrong with the pasta, which is chock full of sweet, juicy Satsuma Amaterasu fruit tomatoes from Kagoshima and mozzarella cheese.
Market F head chef Kenichi Goto visits producers all over Kyushu to find the best ingredients. His favorite dish: the Hakata Wagyu beef topped with a rich but not overpowering French sauce.
Head chef Kenichi Goto travels Kyushu to find the best ingredients. Source.
For dessert, you can enjoy sweets made from tomatoes with a cup of award-winning traditional authentic Yame Gyokuro green tea.
Don’t forget to save room for dessert
The Market F Early Summer Lunch
• 5/10 (Fri.) ~ 6/30 (Sun.)
• ¥2,400~ (depending on entree) *Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 8% tax.
• The Market F
• Grand Hyatt Fukuoka 1F, 1-2-82 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• Reservation: 092-282-2803 or online
Choose from one of nine dishes including:
• The Market Grill (Hakata Wagyu beef, Genkai Sea yellowback sea bream, Itoshima pork) ¥3,200
• Grilled Miyazaki Bibiaji horse mackerel in an acqua pazza of kawatake mushrooms from Endo Kanagawa-do (Fukuoka) and tomatoes ¥2,600
• Grilled Kagoshima Satsuma Wakashamo chicken in an herb marinade ¥2,800
• Grilled Hakata Wagyu beef ¥5,000
• Pasta made with Kagoshima fruit tomatoes and mozzarella cheese ¥2,400
Main dish for children *age: 6~12
Select one main dish out of three selections:
• Kid’s plate ¥2,300
• Omelet Rice ¥1,950
• Bolognaise ¥1,950
Appetizers and Desserts
Buffet of appetizers and desserts made with ingredients from around Kyushu
*Prices of main dishes include all-you-can-eat salad, appetizers and desserts.
*Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 8% tax.
*Seats are available for 90 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
*The menu items may change without prior notice depending on the supply and seasonal conditions.
*Valid dates: May 10 ~ Jun. 30
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn246, Jun. 2019)