California Almond Association January 23th is almond day! California Almond Association announces 123 original almond menus to be offered at “California Almond Fair 2023”!

California Almond Board
January 23rd is almond day! California Almond Association announces 123 original almond menus to be offered at “California Almond Fair 2023”!
41 popular restaurants and cafes in Tokyo, Kansai, and Fukuoka will offer “rejuvenating vitamin” almond menus with plenty of vitamin E for a limited time from January 23 (Mon) to February 5 (Sun).

Fair special site:
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The “California Almond Association” (based in Modesto, California, USA), which is organized by about 7,600 almond farmers and over 100 processors in California, the world’s largest almond production area, will start in January 2023. For two weeks from “Almond Day” (Note 1) on Monday, February 23 to Sunday, February 5, “California Almond Fair 2023” will be held at 41 popular restaurants and cafes in the Tokyo, Kansai and Fukuoka areas. ” will be implemented.
This time, 123 original menus using California almonds, which were elaborately developed by the chefs of each store participating in the “California Almond Fair 2023”, have been announced.
(Note 1) “Almond Day” was registered and certified by the Japan Anniversary Association on October 31, 2018.
Almonds are known as whole almonds as a common snack, but there are various shapes such as almond slices, almond butter, almond milk, almond powder, etc., and they can be easily incorporated into a wide range of menus. At the “California Almond Fair 2023”, 123 almond menus with a wide variety of variations, such as drinks such as smoothies and lattes, sweets such as cakes, and meals such as pasta and set meals, will appear on January 23rd.
All participating stores have incorporated almonds, which are highly effective in beauty and health, into their original recipes in their respective genres. For example, the “Homemade Almond Milk 23 Smoothie” (SYNdicade cafe) uses about 23 almonds, the recommended daily intake, and the new proposal “Roast and almond hummus,” which makes hummus, which is usually made from chickpeas, with almonds. Avocado Toast Lentil Soup” (HEAVENLY Island Lifestyle Daikanyama), and “Almond Itafu Millefeuille” (BiO cafe) that uses itafu and almond cream and does not use animal products. .
You can check the details of the store, menu, etc. from the special site (
Outline of “California Almond Fair 2023”
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Implementation period: January 23 (Monday) to February 5 (Sunday), 2023 (January 23rd is Almond Day)
Participating stores: 41 stores (21 in Tokyo, 10 in Kansai, 10 in Fukuoka) Special site:
*All photos are images. Menu contents and offering time are subject to change without notice.
*Please check the special site for all participating stores. Partial menu introduction
[Tokyo area]
CHAYA Macrobi Shiodome
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[Left photo] Vitamin and dietary fiber, 10 kinds of vegetables and almond praline salad 1,300 yen (tax included)
[Center photo] Roasted almond caramel pudding 650 yen (tax included) [Left photo] Triple berry, Okinawa acerola, crushed almond smoothie 990 yen (tax included)
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-Comment from Ikeda, the store manager chef-
When I was asked to participate in the California Almond Fair 2023, I decided to participate in the hope that it would help spread almonds. CHAYA has been using almond milk instead of dairy products for the past 4-5 years. Now, it has become a must-have item due to its flavor, effect, and efficacy. The unique aroma and richness of almonds greatly enhance the value of cooking. In addition, almonds are a wonderful food that contains nutrients that everyone should definitely take, such as rich dietary fiber, oleic acid necessary for the body, and vitamin E that is effective against ultraviolet rays. This time, Chaya’s chef carefully examines these characteristics and brings out the individuality of almonds. Please take this opportunity to enjoy the marriage with almonds.
-What is CHAYA Macrobi Shiodome-
A restaurant that offers macrobiotic and vegan meals based on the concept of “Healthy & Beauty. An organic way of life that makes you beautiful by eating.”
Address: The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Shiodome 1F, 1-6-3
Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3573-3616
● HEAVENLY Island Lifestyle Daikanyama
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[Left photo] Acai bowl with homemade almond butter 1,705 yen (tax included) [Center photo] Avocado toast with roasted almond hummus and lentil soup 1,210 yen (tax included)
[Left photo] Fresh kale and almond green smoothie 990 yen (tax included) [Image 6

-Comment from Chef Sato-
Through the development of this menu, I once again felt the charm of almonds, an ingredient that I used every day as a matter of course. . Conscious of “cooking that will energize the mind and body”, we combine highly nutritious ingredients such as almonds, acai, and avocado. It is a menu that you want to eat at the beginning of the day and start a pleasant morning.
-HEAVENLY Island Lifestyle Daikanyama-
All-day dining that can be used in various scenes from breakfast to dinner. You can enjoy healthy and natural meals with the concept of Eat Local in a restaurant that reminds you of a beach.
Address: Daikanyama Plaza 2F, 24-7 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Phone number: 03-6416-9385
●ShinyOwl Omotesando
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[Left photo] Grilled snow crab and almond caprese 1,700 yen (tax included) [Center photo] Almond basil potato salad 900 yen (tax included) [Left photo] Chocolate chip and almond cream cheese cake 800 yen (tax included) [Image 8

-Comment from Chef Mita-
The recipe was developed to take advantage of the texture, color, aroma and taste of almonds. I tried to make it look beautiful when served, and to show off the goodness of the almonds. Almonds in your diet? Some people may think that, but I would like you to try it once. -ShinyOwl Omotesando-
Supervised by Diana, who creates proportions. It is an Italian restaurant where you can casually enjoy art-like cuisine with an approach from “food” for “beauty and health”.
Address: 4-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-6851-4368
● My Banh Me by Gluten Free Tokyo
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[Left photo] Almond and mackerel garlic herb banh mi 1,200 yen (tax included) [Center photo] Almond milk ginger maple latte 780 yen (tax included) [Left photo] Almond butter and fermented bean paste canelé 450 yen (tax included)
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[Kansai area]
●Italian Dining & Cafe DECO
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[Left photo] Genovese linguine with plenty of almonds 1,280 yen (tax included) [Center photo] White fish and almond carpione 700 yen (tax included) [Left photo] Rich panna cotta with honey-pickled almond sauce 650 yen (tax included)
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-Comment from Chef Yoshizawa-
Until now, I have never had the opportunity to say “Let’s do it!” to develop a menu using almonds, so this time I worked with a very fresh feeling. While other restaurants have introduced menus with the theme of almonds, I was particular about creating a menu with a strong presence.
In this menu, the almonds are roasted just before serving to increase the aroma, and the cut ones are used as an accent to the texture by combining them with other ingredients. I think we have created a menu that allows you to fully enjoy the deliciousness of almonds. -Italian Dining & Cafe DECO-
Enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef in an open resort space with a view of the park that stretches out before your eyes.
Address: 1-5-12 ACDC;02 1F, Awaza, Nishi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture Phone number: 06-6531-9500
● TABLES Coffee Bakery & Diner
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[Left photo] Almond praline Paris Brest 1,580 yen (tax included) [Center photo] Salted caramel coated & almond chocolate 700 yen (tax included) [Photo left] Almond praline cafe au lait 780 yen (tax included) [Image 14

-Comment from Manager Yoshino-
I was thinking of a product using nuts, so I decided to participate in the “California Almond Fair 2023”.
This time’s recommended menu, “Almond Praline Paris Brest”, is a mousseline (a combination of almonds, custard, and butter) that makes use of the aroma of almonds, so that you can feel the various flavors of almonds in one sweet. ) and lightly melted almond whipped cream combined with crispy baked cream puff dough. We hope you will enjoy the different flavors of each layer and the crunchy texture of the almonds.
-TABLES Coffee Bakery & Diner-
From freshly baked pancakes and hand drip coffee to beer and wine. It is a cafe that can be used in various scenes throughout the day regardless of weekdays or weekends.
Address: 2-9-10 Minami Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture Phone number: 06-6578-1022
[Fukuoka area]
● cafe & dining HAPPY HILL
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[Left photo] Almond latte with homemade almond paste 605 yen (tax included) [Center photo] Raw chocolate almond praline tart 605 yen (tax included) [Left photo] Salad with almonds, mozzarella cheese and kale 990 yen (tax included)
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-Yamada owner comment-
I was able to enjoy the development of this menu because I thought that I could make new proposals and opportunities to rediscover the nutrients and effects of almonds, a food that is familiar to me, and how to use them.
I think that we can promote the deliciousness of almonds in both familiar combinations, as well as in ways that are not usually used, such as using almond paste for lattes and dressings.
-cafe&dining HAPPY HILL-
An adult café in Imaizumi, Fukuoka, run with the desire to casually enjoy authentic cuisine in an area with many young people. We offer carefully selected ingredients with the best cooking methods. Address: 1-7-21 Imaizumi, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture Phone number: 092-791-3299
“California Almond Fair 2023” Instagram Stories Voting Campaign [Image 17

The California Almond Association will run a campaign on Instagram during the “California Almond Fair 2023”.
Follow the California Almond Association official Instagram account @almondsjp and participate in the voting campaign held in Stories during the “California Almond Fair 2023″ period. California Almonds and California Almond Association original goods will be presented. Stories will be posted a total of 14 times during the period. For details, please see the official Instagram account @almondsjp of the California Almond Association.
Campaign period:
January 23, 2023 (Monday) 13:00 to February 5, 2023 (Sunday) 23:59 Present contents:
・California Almond Association Original Bag 1 piece
・California Almond Association Original Pouch 1 piece
・California Almond Association Original Almond Case 1
・California almonds 360g
・”A beautiful life with almonds.” Leaflet 1 copy
How to participate in the campaign:
[Step 1] Follow the official Instagram account @almondsjp of the California Almond Association
[Step 2] Participate in the voting campaign held at Stories during the “California Almond Fair 2023” period
Winning Announcement:
Winners will be notified of the details via direct message on Instagram (*). (*) It is mandatory to follow the official Instagram account “@almondsjp”. Also, if there is no reply by the deadline specified by the association, the winning will be invalid. If you have a private account, you will not be able to send a direct message, so the winning will be invalid. Please note.
About the beauty and health benefits of California almonds
About 23 grains (30g) of almonds recommended by the California Almond Association contain 7.7mg (Note 2) of vitamin E, which has a strong antioxidant effect and is essential for beauty. It can fully meet the recommended daily intake of vitamin E for Japanese people (6.5 mg for adult men and 6.0 mg for adult women) (Note 3). In addition to vitamin E, it contains the most vegetable protein and dietary fiber among nuts. Studies have also shown that almonds help prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy heart and healthy cholesterol levels, and help manage weight.
(Note 2) Based on the nutritional value of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Standard Reference National Nutrition Database
(Note 3) From Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare “Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese 2020”
About the Almond Board of California
High-quality California almonds are produced using improved varieties and cultivation techniques. Representing nearly 7,600 almond farmers and nearly 100 processors, many of whom are multi-generational family businesses, the California Almond Board promotes the adoption of industry best practices through strategic market development leadership and innovative research. By doing so, we promote natural, wholesome quality almonds. Founded in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Association is a not-for-profit organization that administers marketing orders established by growers under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the association’s activities and almonds, please visit the official website, Twitter, and Instagram.
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