@Bunkan Cafe, Kyojima

For those who missed it last time or would like to join again, because it was really cool (wasn’t it?), we're thrilled to announce the return of our "French Connection" pop-up, in Kyojima, AGAIN :) on the 27th of August (Sunday) with Camille and Paul, our guests Sommelier and Chef from France.

The plan is: 

・a signature course menu based on organic locally sourced products

・a wine pairing 

・all apéro.’s wines from our cellar will be available to drink by the bottle.

But wait, there's more! Introducing the launch of "apéro. sanpo". Participate in a delightful "stamp rally," exploring 8 local shops that offer everything from specialty coffee to Japanese wine and unique handcrafted items.

And the thrill doesn't stop there. Collect 5 stamps on your card and unveil a special surprise – a bottle of our latest craft beer! This is your chance to savor the 3rd edition of our brew, available only at our Kyojima boutique before the official release in late September. See you soon !


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Camille, originally from Normandy, embarked on her culinary journey with professional degrees in cuisine. She then chose to specialize in wines, earning a complementary mention in sommellerie. Camille was recognized as the best apprentice of France in 2016. Besides her passion for gastronomy, she also has a keen interest in photography and hiking.

Paul 👨🏻‍🍳

On the other hand, Paul opted to start his culinary career at the age of 16 through a culinary apprenticeship in his hometown near Cognac. He finds joy in exploring the great outdoors, particularly through activities like kayaking and skiing.

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Their paths crossed in Bordeaux at Le Chapon Fin, and they went on to work in Michelin-starred restaurants, including Serge Vieira**, Christophe Bacquié***, and Christophe Aribert**

Driven by their passion for gastronomy, Japan was a natural choice for Camille and Paul. They were not only drawn to its culinary scene but also eager to immerse themselves in another culture, discover temples and gardens, and experience the contrasts between bustling cities and abundant nature.

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About the place

The pop-up event will take place at Bunkan Cafe, a charming and vibrant neighborhood hub located adjacent to our shop. We are excited to have the chance to organize a pop-up event in this beloved venue once again, as it is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Check out their Instagram page too!

The entire team of apéro. Aoyama, along with Kazumi-san, the store manager of apéro wines Kyojima, will be present to warmly welcome you.



Would you like to join us as a special guest?

As a token of our appreciation to our wine box subscribers, we are delighted to offer a complimentary 3-course meal (¥3,900) as part of this remarkable event. We strongly believe in the power of community, and we invite you to start your subscription now and become a part of this experience!