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Takeshi Shimura

Chef Sommelier

With nearly two decades of experience as a sommelier, Takeshi Shimura brings with him a distinctive approach to fine wine. As Chef Sommelier at est, the signature restaurant serving innovative French cuisine influenced by the Japanese terroir, he loves to share his passion and expertise with guests. “When food and wine work together in harmony, they create a beautiful gastronomic landscape, bringing out intricate flavours in one another,” he explains. 

At est, Shimura and his team deliver a highly curated drinking experience. Guest satisfaction is paramount: depending on the way a patron responds to the first glass of wine, subsequent recommendations are further customized.