Savor the Gourmet Golds of Summer!

awaji island summer festival

The “SUNx2 Sparkling Summer Festival” is on all along Awaji Island West Coast, beginning June 15th. Come celebrate the island’s seaside scenery, dynamic gold colors, and refreshing squash with a delightful mix of resort cuisine and fun events.

Ristorante Scuola, situated on the 2nd floor of Nojima Scuola, a former school building transformed into a lively complex with various shops. Specializing in Italian cuisine, Ristorante Scuola embraces the “local production for local consumption” philosophy, showcasing the finest local ingredients in every dish. Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience this summer!

SUNx2 Sparkling Summer Festival, Awaji Island West Coast – Ristorante Scuola Edition

Ristorante Scuola is delighted to offer a limited-time summer special course meal featuring an abundance of ingredients from Awaji Island. Enjoy fresh, seasonal fish such as Awaji Island pike conger, high-quality lean Awaji beef, and an elegant dessert inspired by the sunflower. From the first course to the last, each dish is crafted with meticulous attention to detail with vibrant colors for an unforgettable dining experience.

Sweet Corn Flan with Saffron Jelly

This Western-style chawanmushi (steamed egg savory custard) features firm, rich eggs with yolks from the popular Kitasaka Poultry Farm on Awaji Island. Enhanced with a seasonal summer vegetable corn puree, this dish is served cold, offering a refreshing summer twist. A delicate saffron jelly adds an elegant accent, making this chawanmushi a perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

Fresh Lemon Flavor Awaji Fish Carpaccio 

Ristorante Scuola takes pride in using the freshest fish from Awaji Island, sourced daily for the best flavor. The natural umami of the fish is perfectly complemented by the tangy zest of locally grown lemons. The selection of fish varies each day, so diners can savor the best of the Seto Sea.

Vegetable Pasta with Awaji Pike Conger

Pike conger is a summer food, rich in vitamin A and chondroitin, an element of cartilage known to be good for health and beauty. Pike conger from Awaji Island is carefully caught one by one using a unique fishing method called “hamo longline”. The golden fish is grilled to enhance flavor and served in a cream pasta dish with vibrant summer vegetables.

Roasted Awaji Beef with Sesame-flavored Red Wine Sauce, Yellow Pepper Puree, and Salsa Verde

The highlight of this summer menu is a vibrant main dish featuring roasted Awaji beef lamb sirloin, a great chance to enjoy a taste of what may be the world’s rarest type of beef. The dish is elegantly topped with a red wine sauce infused with sesame, and complemented by a salsa verde made with yellow pepper puree and Italian parsley. This colorful presentation and harmonious blend of flavors make for a truly delightful dining experience.

Seasonal Dolce (Mango)

To conclude your meal, try the elegant dessert inspired by the summer bloom, the sunflower. This exquisite mango mousse, artfully crafted to resemble a sunflower, is accompanied by mango sorbet and fresh mango, offering a delightful taste of summer in every bite.

For a true taste of Awaji Island’s summer, make sure to visit Ristorante Scuola on the west coast of Awaji Island!

*Reservation required at least 3 days in advance
<Lunch/Dinner Course> 5,500 yen (tax included)

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Name Nojima Scuola
Adress 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Website https://www.nojima-scuola.com/
Reservations 2F Ristorante Scuola
Tel 0799-82-1820
Operation Hours 1F Marché /Bakery: Weekdays 10:30~19:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00

1F Café Scuola: Weekdays Lunch 11:00~14:00/ café 14:00~18:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays breakfast 10:00~11:00
Lunch 11:00~15:00
Café 15:00~18:00

2F Ristorante Scuola: 11:30~15:30 (in by 14:00) / 18:00~21:30 (in by 19:30)

Outdoor Zoo: Weekdays 11:00~16:00
Sat., Sun. & Public Holidays 10:00~16:00 (13:00~14:00 animals in recess)

Closed: Wednesdays (Open on Public Holidays)

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Awaji Island Summer Gourmet 2024