Service: Pro and very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness and superb washroom
Strong points: Fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Both traditional and inventive Italian cuisine. Good wine list at moderate prices. Open late!
Did you know that the true Tartare/Tartar/Tatar steaks are made with horsemeat? The rest, like the variation on my home drink, Kir, are only copies, inventions and publicity stunts!
And incidentally do you know why it is called Tartare, tartar or Tatar? Look at your history books!
Tartare sauce is only an easy and lazy shortcut to the ingredients included with the meat by the way!
Now, the other day it happened to be on the menu at Solio Restaurant in Shizuoka City. And since it stated that it was made with horsemeat just imported from Italy I did not hesitate!
Served with fresh herbs, olive oil, toasts and parmegiano!
The ingredients mixed with the raw meat are a secret of Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦!
But That dish alone is worth a visit to Solio!
Extravagant and rare!
To be savored slowly on toast and with a heady red wine!
To be continued…
420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Business hours: 16:00~24:00
Closed on Monday
Credit cards OK
Private parties welcome!
Happy hour: 16:00~17:00: 1,000 yen set-3 appetizers plate and 1 glass of house wine!
Smoking allowed BUT Non-smoking until 20:00 everyday!
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, 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, 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, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, 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!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City