Italian gastronomy: Dinner with Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん at Storia, Shizuoka City!

Until April 30th, 2014

Service: Friendly and attentive
Facilities & Equipment: Extremely clean overall. Splendid gender separated washrooms
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Light & mild Italian gastronomy. Great use of local products
Entirely non-smoking!

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As dragon and I shared a rare holiday today we decided it was about grand time we visited again Storia Restaurant in Aoi Ku, Shiuzuka City!
And it did turn into a momentous occasion as I explain at the end of this report!

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I noticed a new addition to the decor!

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Lovely little figurines and stories created with cork!

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Their creator is no one else but one of the serving staff!

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Storia offers an interesting set of three drinks for a reasonable fee: 1 sparkling wine or beer, 1 white wine and 1 red wine!

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Beer for me, sparkling wine for Dragon!

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it is always a safe bet to start with a plate of appetizers!

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Parma Ham!

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Pate de Campagne!

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Potato, mozzarella, and spring onion salad with parmigiano!

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Shizuoka madai/Japanese red snapper carpaccio!

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Served with 3 different pearl tomatoes and succulent vegetables!

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More wine! We actually asked for another set later!

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The beauty about Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん is his readiness to cope with his customers’ selfish wishes!
Dragon wanted her egg well fried, whereas I wanted mine served as introduced on the menu.
Unfazed Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん just served two different eggs instead of one! with those beautiful asparaguses!

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Simple and extravagant with Parma ham!

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Three different aspraguses, white, green and violet!

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Dragon needed her pasta!

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Mussles and cockles pasta!

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Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん is best at showing his great skills when it comes to meat dishes!

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Roast duck with fresh shiitake Mushrooms, stick senior broccoli and black cabbage!

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The roast duck is simply a true beauty I took a long time to savor!

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My favorite dessert with Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん: Tiramisu!

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Tiramisu can be so often disappointing even in Italy, but Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん’s creation with a biscuit imbibed with coffee liquor is a treat not to miss!

Unfortunately I might have to wait some time before I can enjoy again Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん’s gastronomy!

The reason why I wrote “Dinner with Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん” and “Until April 30th, 2014” is because he will leave Storia, very probably with the lady staff on the last day of this month!
A great loss for the gastronomy of Shizuoka Prefecture!
I sincerely hope he will find soon a new place to show his skills again.
I’ll make sure to interview him personally then, or if he has to migrate far, I will find somebody to rediscover him all over again!

STORIA
Chef: Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん
422-8076 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo 1-7-13, Espacio Takajyou, 2F
Tel.: 054-260-7552
Opening hours: Lunch-11:30^14:30; Cafe-14:30~18:00, Dinner-18:00~22:30
Closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesday (the next day in case of National Holiday)
Credit cards OK
Entirely non smoking!

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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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2 thoughts on “Italian gastronomy: Dinner with Chef Koushin Saita/才田亨辰さん at Storia, Shizuoka City!”

  1. What a wonderful meal! And, I think it’s great that you’re following the chef instead of the restaurant. Chefs seem to finally be getting the attention they deserve in the food world!

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