The Barn by Odin

Anna Reed
Article By: Anna Reed
3 years ago
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The Barn by Odin is a wintertime bistro set inside a lovely glass front building reminiscent of the Hokkaido farmhouses that are an integral part of the Hokkaido culture, economy, and landscape. Before the huge tourism boom brought about by the many outdoor sports activities available year-round in Niseko, the area primarily earned its income via farming and agriculture. This confluence of tourism and agriculture has resulted in the emergence of many different restaurants and international cuisines available in the Kutchan area of Niseko. The Barn by Odin serves up a fusion of European, Continental, and Asian cooking techniques utilising the freshest local ingredients like quality dairy products from artisanal Hokkaido dairies, market-fresh Hokkaido mussels from the coast, and beautiful cuts of Hokkaido beef, not to mention fresh vegetables and produce from neighbouring farms. In Japanese culture, ‘washoku’, the kanji characters which form the word are comprised of 和 (wa), meaning Japanese, or harmony, and 食 (shoku), meaning food or to eat. The term is a beautiful philosophy and social practice that emphasises seasonal and locally sourced food, highlighting the harmony between man, nature, and sustenance. The Barn by Odin practices the principles of washoku in the conscientious way they source their bistro ingredients. Signature dishes include the Hokkaido Mussels delicately steamed in Niseko brewed sake, the Sushi Foie Gras, and the expertly cooked Hokkaido Steak. The Basque Cheesecake made with rich and silky Hokkaido cream is beyond decadent and, if you love cheesecake, sharing isn’t recommended. After a day burning calories on the slopes of Mt. Niseko-Annupuri, indulging in a slice of this fantastic cheesecake is the perfect end to an amazing day in this snow lover’s paradise. Breakfast at The Barn Reserved for in-house guests, the champagne buffet breakfast at the barn is the perfect start to the day. Fresh fruit, assorted fresh juices, salad, Hokkaido yoghurt, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, and grilled items are served fresh daily. The Japanese Breakfast must be ordered in advance the evening before, and it is an experience that should not be missed! Guests staying at the neighbouring lodge, Kimamaya by Odin, wake up and walk over in their PJs and padded slippers via a private connecting hallway. (Photos: Courtesy of The Barn by Odin and Anna Reed)
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  • 170-323 Yamada, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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