French Gastronomy: Organic Rape Flowers and Egg in Meurette style at Pissenlit-Shizuoka City!

Service: Excellent and very friendly.
Facilities: Great cleanliness overall. Superb washroom (mouthwash and toothpicks provided!)!
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive, very good value.
Strong points: Interesting wine list. Great use of local products, especially organic vegetables and Shizuoka-bred meat.

Last Saturday since I needed to talk with Chef Touru Arima/有馬亨さん at pissenlit in Shizuoka City, I took the opportunity to eat a late lunch there.
In fact I was too late for the specials of the day which all gone by then…

Side view!

But I had noticed some beautiful rape flowers resting inside a bowl in the kitchen when I walked past the large glass windows which allow a full sight of the chef’s lair!
I asked if an “appetizer” could be done with them…
Right-O! was the reply…

A “riding” view!

The rape flowers were organic from Shizen no Chikara Farm in Shizuoka City.
Rape flowers, na no Hana/菜の花, also go by the name of Broccolini and Tenderstem Broccoli.
Actually I wonder if i should call them rape flowers at all also they are also of the Brassica Family!
Chef Arima simply gently boiled them, then fried with a minimum of seasoning.
He placed an enormous poached on top with a generous portion of wine sauce according to my homeland, Bourgogne, recipe for oeufs en meurette!
The egg comes from Mr. Hotta farm in Okabe, Fujieda City and are branded under the name of “Yuseiran/有精卵!

This is what happens when you cut across the egg, releasing a delicious golden flow over your dish!

This promises to be the best appetizer of the year!

PISSENLIT

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)
E-Mail: pissenlit2008@ybb.ne.jp
Credit Cards OK
Entirely non-smoking!

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