Cheese Plate at Gentil (4)

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Last night I visited in the company of a good friend, I paid my first visit of the year to Gentil Restaurant In Shizuoka City.


My good friend, Ms. Keiko Kubota, the only Japanese Cheese Sommelierto hold the title of Compagnon d’Honneur de Taste Fromage came up with Cheeses she is currently maturing:


-“Sakura” (Cow’s milk, Hokkaido)
-Tommette D’Aravis (Cow’s milk, Pyrenees, France)
-Talegio (Cow’s Milk,Italy). Rowena, for you!
-Le Chevre Noir (Goat’s milk, Canada). She served that particular creamy hard goat cheese at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido in July last year!
-Fourme d’Ambert(Cow’s milk, France)

We had a very tasty mature Bourgogne wine with the cheese, and a Fonseca Port with the dessert:


Chocolat Fondant and vanilla ice-cream!

Restaurant Gentil
Address:420-0031 Shizuoka Shi, Gofuku-cho, 2-9-1, Gennan Kairaku building, 2F
Tel.: 054-2547655 (Reservations advisable)
Fax: 054-2210509
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~last orders for meals at 21:30. Bar time 18:00~23:30. Closed on Mondays.
Credit cards OK
Homepage (Japanese)

7 thoughts on “Cheese Plate at Gentil (4)”

  1. Dear Jo!
    Actually there isn’t any airforce base in Rocamadour. The nearest are (were) in Bordeaux, Cognac, and Rochefort.
    What they have there is a secret (probably still is) umanned telecommunications antenna and switchboard. I was part of a special telecommunication technical team whose job was to install and repair anything concerning telecommunications hardware. Only two of us spent a couple of days there. As there was no Air Force facilities nearby, we were paid to stay and eat at a local hotel!
    One of the rare times when I would be grateful to experiences lived as a soldier!


  2. Love cheese, pretty much any kind, my mother says that it’s the only bill/expense of theirs that has gone up since moving to France :o)

    My particular French favourites – one would never do – include cabecou de Rocamadour or a creamy Saint-André or a crystaline chuck of Cantal entre-deux or a pungent Pont-l’Évêque or Saint Agur or Crottin de Chavignol or … keep it coming.


    1. Dear Jo!
      Every time someone mentions cabecou de Rocamador, I start cying (lie9. I worked ther with the French air Force there a loooong time ago!
      As a man from Bourgogne, I have an inordinate love for Epoisses, Charollais and maconnais! LOL


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