French Restaurant: Lunch at Pissenlit (revisited)


Service: excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Interesting wine list. Great use of local products.

As promised, here is a short report about the second lunch taken with the Missus. Soryy for the delay, as I had to wait for my other half’s pics!


I will ignore the same offerings as last time and will concentrate on the new dishes:
The Missus, who had not eaten a hamburger for ages, could not resist asking for the Oven-baked Japanese Beef Hamburger and Spring Vegetables!
Apart of the French wild asparaguses, allthe vegetables are organically grown in Shizuoka: 3 differently coloured mini daikon, mini yellow carrot, Chinese zasai and new yellow potato. I did taste the hamburger. It certainly would make a fan of such delicacy if the same quality could be found in the States! Absolutely extravagant and ridiculously cheap!


As for me, I had to order that dish bringing me back to my roots: Herb-roasted Vendee (West of France) Duck with Spring Vegetables!
Note the baby corn that I ate whole, ear included, the violet daikon, lily flower buds, yellow carrot, shiitake, and so on.
The Duck was absolutely perfect, medium-rare as it should be, more tender than a loving woman and the subtle herb mixture combining into another world inside your palate!


Alright, alright, here is the dessert plate (we had to share it, as it is simply too big!LOL)!
All are home-made (of course, some will say): Vanilla Ice-cream filled with vanilla bits, Black Tea Jelly, Cannelle, Pannacota, Strabeery and Cherry Tree Leaf Roll Cake!

Incidentally, I’m going there again for dinner in two-weeks time!
I’m definitely going to order that Marbled Foie Gras!

420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 2-3-4
Tel.: 054-270-8768
Fax: 054-627-3868
Business hours: 11:30~14:30; 17:00~22:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Sunday evening
Homepage (Japanese)

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10 thoughts on “French Restaurant: Lunch at Pissenlit (revisited)”

  1. i dont think ive ever seen baby corn in its husk, but it sounds interesting.
    the burger and duck looks delicous!
    when you say japanese beef burger, do you mean wagyu? that certainly does not come cheap in my part of the globe!


    1. Dear friend!
      Shizuoka as started producing its own meat on top of some great vegetables, so it is not that expensive.
      I have he impression that wagyu is becoming something of an expensive fad abroad and is being overpriced!
      Even though the duck was importedfromFrance, it was very rasonably priced!


  2. That duck looks great, especially with the herbs.
    BTW I am looking forward to some reports on the many herbs that are available in Shizuoka.
    PS Any time you need any rosemary please let me know.


  3. this looks like a wonderful meal, Robert Gilles. What struck a chord was the baby corn in its own husk. I remember eating that when I was growing up in Manila. The husk is really very sweet and delicious. Jocelyn


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