Service: Easy-going and attentive
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Excellent washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Slightly expensive
Strong points: French Bistro specialties, especially meat! Doubles up as a wine bar!
French gastronomy and restaurants are not so many in Shizuoka City which tends more for Italian tastes, so it is always with an augmented pleasure when you can find a new one!
La Table du Boucher (the Butcher’s Table) specializes, as its name indicates, in meat dishes found in all corners of France. But it also the particularity to double up as a wine bar!
The other particularity, and a real boon for a wine bar, is that it is entirely non-smoking!
The only problem I would have is because of the cozy atmosphere it is quite dark inside, making pictures difficult to take!
The often changed menu is seasonal, eclectic and making great use of local and non-local products including a lot of home-made meat dishes!
What did we have for our visit, then?
Enormous seasonal salad!
Cassoulet with home-made pork sausages! Succulent!
I would have this any time with a heady red wine!
Linguine with fresh shiitake mushrooms!
Now, there two other dishes we couldn’t order that time for lack of stomach space I would like to introduce:
Apple and foie gras terrine!
Roasted poultry in fruit sauce and potato gratin!
Expresso and chocolates to finish!
Great chocolates, incidentally!
Look forward to other reports as I’m extremely tempted by the wine bar concept, too!
LA TABLE DU BOUCHER
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 2-20-5-1 (near Hiyoshi Cho Shizutetsu line Station)
Opening hours: 18:00~23:00
Closed on Sundays and third Monday of the month.
Credit cards OK
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