Vegan Gastronomy Excellence: Zenbo Seinei Collaboration with Former El Bulli’s Chef

Zenbo Seinei is delighted to announce a special collaboration with renowned chef Mr. Sebastian Mazzola, formerly associated with the famed 3-star restaurant, El Bulli in Spain. Having worked at “the most difficult restaurant in the world to get a reservation”, Mr. Mazzola brings his culinary expertise to Zenbo Seinei. We extend an invitation on February 23, for the exclusive event “Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy”. This experience will showcase a specially curated vegan meal, promising a unique dining experience at Zenbo Seinei.

“Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Special Dinner” at Zenbo Seinei

Awaji Island Seasonal Ingredients x Vegan Full-Course x Sake Pairing

Nomadic cuisine is the signature cuisine of Sebastian Mazzola, renowned for his work at the three-star restaurant “El Bulli” in Spain. Nobuaki Fushiki, the accomplished fermentation and brewing chef who oversees the culinary offerings at Zenbo Seinei, will play a pivotal role in this collaboration. This special collaboration full-course meal offers a unique culinary experience, skillfully integrating the distinctive fermentation and brewing techniques of Chef Nobuaki Fushiki into the innovative creations of Chef Sebastian Mazzola.

Promising a unique vegan gastronomic experience, the event will bring together seasonal ingredients from Awaji Island, well-known for its culinary excellence, and premium Italian components. Against the stunning backdrop of Awaji Island, diners can anticipate a delightful meal and breathtaking views. The culinary journey at Zenbo Seinei is elevated with an expertly curated selection of fine sake from diverse regions of Japan, adding an extra layer of richness to the overall dining experience.

Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Special Dinner Programs

In conjunction with the Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy by Sebastian Mazzola, participants can choose between two distinctive programs. The first option is an overnight experience that includes accommodation at Zenbo Seinei. This immersive package features a meditation and yoga program aimed at fostering a harmonious balance between the body and mind.

Alternatively, the dinner only program offers the opportunity to indulge in the special dinner event, providing a condensed yet exquisite experience of Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy. With these two program options, guests are invited to select the one that best suits their preferences and enjoy a uniquely special time at Zenbo Seinei.

Location: Zenbo Seinei
Address: 2594-5 Kusumoto Aza Banaka, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Date and Time:
A Dinner Only Plan – Friday, February 23 (national holiday), 3:00 PM~7:30 PM
An Overnight Plan– 3:00 PM on Friday, February 23 (national holiday) until 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 24 (national holiday)

Overview of the Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Lodging Program

Price: 55,000 yen (tax included)
Content: Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Full-Course Dinner, Sake pairing, Breakfast (Zen cuisine)
Capacity: 20 persons


Day 1
3:00 PM Check-in
4:00 PM Drink
5:00 PM Dinner (Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy)
7:30 PM Free time
10:00 PM Bedtime

Day 2
6:30 AM Wake up
7:20 AM – 8:00 AM ZEN Wellness (morning meditation)
8:00 AM Breakfast (Zen monk cuisine)
10:00 AM Check out

Overview of the Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Dinner Only Program

Fee: 35,000 yen (tax included)
Content: Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy Full-Course Dinner and Sake pairing
Capacity: 20 persons


3:00 PM Check-in
4:00 PM Drink
5:00 PM Dinner (Nomadic Vegan Gastronomy)
7:30 PM Check-out

About Sebastian Mazzola (Former Chef at The Prestigious El Bulli)

Born in Argentina, he began his culinary journey as a chef at El Bulli, famous as the world’s most challenging restaurant to secure a reservation. Following this, he took charge of 41°, an exclusive cocktail bar offering El Bulli’s cuisine in tapas form, and later contributed to crafting innovative menus for Pakta, specializing in modern Spanish fusion, as well as Ticket, an affiliated restaurant. Upon gaining independence, he founded “Cooking In Motion,” concentrating on the synergy of food and sake pairings, hosting numerous captivating events worldwide that celebrate the union of gastronomy and sake.

El Bulli, 3-Michelin Star Restaurant in Spain

El Bulli, a renowned restaurant located in Catalonia, Spain, gained international acclaim under the leadership of Chef Ferran Adrià. Founded in 1961, the restaurant became a pioneer of molecular gastronomy, showcasing an extremely unique approach to cooking. El Bulli was known for its innovative techniques, such as the use of foams, gels, and liquid nitrogen, which resulted in dishes featuring unique textures and flavors.

Despite its tremendous success, Ferran Adrià decided to close El Bulli in 2011, shifting its focus to become a foundation for culinary research and experimentation. While the physical restaurant closed its doors, its legacy lives on, influencing chefs globally and contributing significantly to the evolution of modern gastronomy.

About Nobuaki Fushiki

Nobuaku Fushiki is a prominent instructor for fermentation classes and a driving force behind the popularity of “fermented food” in Japan. With expertise in Italian and Japanese cuisine spanning two decades, he developed a deep fascination with koji (fermented grains or soybeans) and its transformative abilities. Beyond culinary pursuits, he actively contributes to the revitalization of local communities and supports the survival of breweries across Japan through his dedication to people, culture, and fermentation.

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Name Zenbo Seinei
Address 2594-5 Aza-Banaka, Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
Tel 0799-70-9087
Website https://www.zenbo-seinei.com/en/
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Operation Hours Mon: 9:00 am~5:00 pm / Tues~Sun: 11:00 am~6:30 pm
Closed: Varies depending on a month. Please inquire.

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