French Gastronomy Design: Tetsuya Sugimoto in Shizuoka City, Japan!

Service: Highly professional and friendly
Facilities: Great overall cleanliness. Beautiful washroom
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Freshest produce and ingredients only, mainly from Shizuoka Prefecture. Organic vegetables, top-class Shizuoka-bred meat and Suruga Bay seafood. Seasonal food only.

Map (Japanese)

Tetsuya Sugimoto has gaine a highly respected name in French gastronomy and in gastronomy as a whole in Shizuoka Prefecture and far beyond our boundaries because he has always strived for local products, be they vegetables, meat, seafood or fruit by scouring the whole Prefecture for local producers and fishing harbors.
Even his sugar and salt are made in Shizuoka Prefecture! The vegetables and meat are directly delivered by farmers he has personally visited and the seafood arrives daily fresh caught in the morning.
But what makes the real difference is his constant search for the ideal balance between design, marriage of flavors and simplicity which will encourage the visiting gastronomes to enjoy their food both in ease and awe!

As an illustration let me introduce what I had the pleasure to enjoy on a horrible rainy day I completely forgot for a blissful moment!

A little detail that makes the difference for the atmosphere!

Testuya Sugimoto in his kitchen!

The wines are reasonable and well-chosen!

Chateau d’Angles, la Clappe in Languedoc, France.

Created in 2007 with Shyrh, Grenache and Mourndre grapes. Very solid and reliable!

The vegetables for the first diash were organically grown by Mr. Kaneko in Hamamatsu City!

The top-class pork added for taste and sauce qas bred by Mr. Morishima in Hamamtsu City!

From another angle to understand the arrangement of seasoned fresh greens atop sauteed and baked vegetables.

From another angle to dicover the beautifully sauteed/baked pork!

The vegtables for the fish dish were organically grown by Shizen no Chikara Farm in Shizuoka City1

The fish was matodai/John Dory, St. Peter’s fish (English), Saint Pierre (French) caught off Mochimune harbor in Shizuoka City!

Pan-fried and oven -baked matodai with fukinoto/giant butterbur sauce!

From another angle to understand the architecture of the dish!

A rear view of the vegetables!

The crumbs covering the baked fish were made with crushed sembei made in Shizuoka City!

Now for dessert both the mousse and sorbet were made with organic Akihime strawberries from Shizen no Chikara Farm in Shizuoka City!

The perfect and healthy dessert!

To be followed…

420-0038 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Umeya,2-13,1F
Tel./Fax: 054-251-3051
Opening hours:11:30~14:30,17:30~21:30
Holidays: undecided
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

Entirely non-smoking!


Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, 47 Japanese Farms Through The Eyes of Its Rural Communities, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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