Once, ‘Shio’ 塩, or salt,
held a revered place in Japanese culture
as a symbol of cleansing
its sanctifying attributes deeply
entwined with cultural rituals.
Shio, nestled in tranquil southern Tasmania,
continues to honor this concept of purity.
Each dish serves as a testament to this respect,
a narrative unfolding
through the untouched bounty of nature.
Crystal-clear waters provide seafood
carrying the unblemished taste of the ocean,
while the fertile earth nurtures fruits
and vegetables to their luscious maturity.
At the heart of our culinary canvas
is Chef Kazumasa,
an artisan who skillfully wields fire – the ancient purifier.
Mastering the delicate art of wood fire cooking
with a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation,
he enhances the inherent purity of our produce
and unveils their true essence.