French Gastronomy: Dinner at FIGARO Food & Wine in Shizuoka City!

Service: Shy but very friendly and attentive
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Superb washroom. Entirely non smoking at lunch time!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: French bistro-style gastronomy. Reasonably-priced wine list.


Last night after a long walk in the late afternoon Dragon felt like visiting a new place.
I took the opportunity to introduce her to FIGARO (Figaro Food & Wine), a reasonable French bistro-style restaurant cum wine bar in Aoba Park Street, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!


Although the allow smoking in the evenings (lunch time is entirely non-smoking), the place is very clean with small but superb washroom.
It is very popular indeed with guests of all ages, genders and stations.


Apart of a solid regular menu Chef Toshiharu Matsuura/松浦敏春さん, an old acquaintance of mine also offers additional dishes every day!


They also have the great merit to serve wine by the glass and bottle for all budgets!


In any case consult Sommelier Yoshinori Shimizu/清水芳則さん who spent a whole year in Beaujolais region, France, before you decide what to drink.


For people who want to taste wines without overdrinking themselves into oblivion they propose a very reasonable triple tasting set!


The red wine set for Dragon!
Wines from Limoux and Herault (France) and Sicilia!


The white wine set for my person:
Two French and one Italian!


First we had fish carpaccio!


Isaki/イサキ/Chicken Grunt (strange English name!), a typical regional fish of Shizuoka Prefecture!


Then a Salade Bourguignonne!


With homemade ham and escargots/snails (not home-made!) among others!


Like in any French bistro, a stew is on the cards!


Superb lamb stew!


Although we had planned only a light meal we couldn’t resist ordering a very popular gratin indeed!


Cod brandade gratin!

Dragon has decided to have lunch there again with her friends, therefore I will leave the report on eventual desserts to her! LOL


Chef Toshiharu Matsuura/松浦敏春さん
Sommelier Yoshinori Shimizu/清水芳則さん (Yoshinori Shimizu FACEBOOK SITE)
420-0034 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa cho, 2-4-5
Tel: 054-255-7430
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00, 16:00~24:00
Closed on Sundays
Parties welcome
Cards OK (dinner only)
Entirely non smoking at lunch!


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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