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  • Title: dinner
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership rating: 09.5% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-13 to 2013-Mar-24
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00
  • Theme song: Music by Sakanaction


Everyone has secrets or dreams they can't tell anyone else. Nevertheless, we work and live everyday like any other day. Ezaki Motomu is no exception, a chef whose skills prove as top class, but whose personality is sometimes problematic to those around him. As the culinary master the most important equation to him is "Ingredient x Cooking method = Taste". No less, no more. He believes that things like relationship, love, and tradition are without substance and therefore completely unnecessary. However, it was not long before Ezaki was one day appointed to be a chief chef at a famous Italian restaurant.

The renowned restaurant "Roccabianca" run by owner Tatsumi Saori is a restaurant that is booked with reservations 3 months ahead of time. The 40 available seats are always occupied by regulars, ranging from office workers to culture ambassadors, all making frequent visits. "Roccabianca" is a restaurant that was opened by Saori's father and chief chef Tatsumi Hideo, a culinary charisma who came to be known as the pioneer in Italian food in Japan. Such a restaurant is not to be left unmentioned in the media, of course, and Fuji TV's "Iron Chef Japan" gives Tatsumi an offer to appear on the show. Saori goes to meet the producer of the show at the studio. After their meeting, her restaurant employees are well convinced that Tatsumi belongs on the show. Things take a turn for the worst, however, when Tatsumi suffers a subarachnoid hemorrhage. The operation is a success but there is no telling when he will regain consciousness.

Owner Saori continues to operate the restaurant even without her father, under his will. However, empty seats begin to appear. Saori feels that the restaurant is in threat of closing down and decides to take on a new chief chef. She had heard rumors about a Japanese chef who had earned an apprenticeship at the world famous restaurant "Tereza" in Italy, where her father Tatsumi had once worked as well. And that man was no one other than Ezaki himself. -- Fuji TV

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Episode Information

Episode Subtitle Ratings
01 The worst chef comes to the best restaurant 08.8
02 The chef that has lost his place 11.9
03 The gourmet queen pays a visit! The unpleasant order 11.2
04 Please let it reach you!
The feelings that went into the making of the pasta
05 The flying octopus and the small miracle 11.0
06 First, the appetizer 08.6
07 The "Last Supper" for the dishwasher 09.0
08 The worst nemesis who called it disgusting! 09.0
09 Oh, God! The head chef isn't here 08.3
10 We're losing the restaurant!? The decision 09.1
11 The final flavor 08.5
Average 09.5

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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