Italian Gastronomy: Dinner at Soloio (November 2014) in Shizuoka City!

Service: Pro and very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Great overall cleanliness and superb washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable considering the quality
Strong points: Fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Both traditional and inventive Italian cuisine. Good wine list at moderate prices. Open late!

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The last time we visited our favorite Italian Restaurant Solio was in July!
It seems we have barely the time to visit it every season!

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It was so great to rediscover Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん’s Autumn classics!
Here we go!

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Scabbard Fish (also called sword fish), tachiuo/太刀魚 in Japanese and Autumn eggplants firtters with anchovy sauce!

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Scabbard fish has a delicate white flesh and can be enjoyed raw, seared and cooked in many fashions!

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We are lucky enough in Shizuoka to obtain it from our own harbors!

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Banya cauda vegetables!

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In my own view the healthiest way to savor vegetables in Italian gastronomy!

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All vegetables grown in Shizuoka or japan for the best teaceability!
Some of them really exotic!

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A soup you will have trouble to find in Italy!
Chilled burdock root soup!

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But now this is a classical sup from Toscana!

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Ribollita!

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Now, there was that guinea fowl dish announced on the menu of the day…

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Deviled (“diabolata”) guinea fowl legs!

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Served with taro roots! A discovery!

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Instead of dessert we opted for another of Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん’s classics!

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Chestnuts raviolis in sage butter sauce!

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Sorry but it seems there were the last for the season!

Next time, next time…!!!

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Ah, I forgot! Check their take outs and biscuits!

SOLOIO

Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん/Sommelier Mieko Osawa/小澤三江子さん

420-0858 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenmacho, 9-7, Kita, 1
Tel./fax: 054-260-4637
Business hours: 16:00~24:00, lunch: 11:30~14:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
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!
Takeouts OK!
Entirely non-smoking!

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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

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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