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Craft Beers and Tex Mex Gastronomy at Golden Nectar in Shizuoka City!

Service: Shy but very friendly and attentive
Equipment and facilities: Overall very clean. Excellent washroom.
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive
Strong points: Craft beers! Tex Mex gastronomy. Craft beer tasting sets/

Golden Nectar has deservedly established its name in Shizuoka City for a couple of years now, and it is increasingly becoming busy especially on week ends be it sunny or rainy!
It consists of a high stool bar counter where you can see all the craft beers served on the tap. Bear in mind they change regularly! I would advise to try a full sample drinking set of them!

Check the list of the day!

Tables are available for small groups and customers wanting more comfort or less exposure!

Now, it is not all craft beers on the tap but there are plenty of other American craft beers in bottles and cans inside the refrigerated display near the entrance! Choose your bottle or can and it will be served in glasses by the staff!. Pictures are welcome!

North Coast Brewing Acme IPA!

Aurora Koppyalis from San Diego!

Hazy Little Thing IPA by Sierra Nevada Brewing!

Amarilla Gorilla IPA by Smog City Brewery!

Deftones Phantm Bride IPA by Belching Beaver Brewery!

Another IPA by Smog City Brewing!

now, look at the menus! Plenty of salads for the health conscious!

My personal favorite, Texas caviar carefully made with local fresh vegetables and buritos!

As for food, I do have a suggestion: first go to loaded fries and choose the cheesy fries!

Scrumptious fries by themselves,…

But order them together with fish fritters!

And you have a Tex Mex fish and chips!

Excellent fried fish on its own, actually!
But check the rest of the menu!
Always something to discover!

GOLDEN NECTAR

420^0032 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ryogaecho, 2-16 (along the north side of Aoba Park Street/Aoba Kouen Doori!)
Tel.: 054-275-2759
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK
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American Gastronomy and Craft Beers at “12” in Shizuoka City!

Service: Shy but very kind and attentive
Equipment: Spotless clean. Excellent washroom. Non smoking
Prices: Slighly expensive
Strong Points: American craft beers. Excellent bar food. Beers regularly changed. Large live sports screens.

“12” is an unusual name for a bar or restaurant. The owner, a fan of all sports in Seattle, USA, be they the Seattle Supersonics basketball tea, the Seattle Seahawks American football team or the Seattle Mariners baseball team, has taken a liking for their number “12” jerseys, hence the name of the stablishment. Incidentally all the games of these teams can be viewed live or later on no less than three big screens.
The whole design was conceived by American Shizuoka City resident, Derrek Buston, who has actually just opened his own bar/brewery, West Coast Brewery, in Mochimune, and some of his brews will be served on the tap at “12” from June!

It is located just next to the side entrance torii/sacred gate of Ogushi Shrine. You can surmise that all drinkers are automatically blessed! LOL

The food there, notwithstanding their common household names, is definitely of a better variety for all tastes!
My favorite is the fish and chips (Brirish food for you, but better than in Great Britain!)!

Made with fresh cod and fried on order!

Served with spicy French fries (they are Belgian!) fried on order and homemade coleslaw!

And authentic red wine vinegar!

For the moment all craft beers on the tap or in cans afrom mainly Seattle and its surroundings but sometimes from other places such as Wyoming!
There ar nine craft beers served on the tap and regularly changed. And fully described on the menu!
I actually have a liking for their canned beers and ciders as there are so many to explore!

Incidentally, vegetarians and vegans shouldn’t need  worry as they have a beautiful organic salad on the menu for you!

To be continued, of course!

“12”

420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamchi, 7-14, 1F (next to Ogushi Shrine)
Tel.: 054-204-2707
Opening hurs: 16:00=24:00
Closed on Mondays
Homepage
facebook: twelveshzuoka.com
Instagram: tewlve_shizuoka
Credit cards OK
Private parties possible

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Italian Gastronomy: Dinner at Soloio in Shizuoka City (June 2016)!

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

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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Time goes fast and I hadn’t realized I hadn’t visited my favorite Italian Restaurant in Shizuoka City, namely Soloio, for almost a year!
It certainly was time to make amends and enjoy some classics and new dishes concocted by Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん!

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The setting has somewhat changed for even better!

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You certainly won’t mind a stiff neck reading out some of the specials of the day overhead!

So, what did we have?

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Plenty of wine of course, but we started with a glass of this brilliant sparkling wine: Chardonnay “Le Vacanze” by Cantina d’Autore in the Veneto Region!

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Skillet-grilled aubergines/eggplants and duck raw ham salad!

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Wild boar (caught in Mikkabi, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture) terrine!
I would come any day just for that!

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Shizuoka prefecture madai/seabream carpaccio!
The vegetables include uri/gourd!

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Chef Takehiko Katoh/加藤武彦さん creates the best risotto in the whole Prefecture and the above one was no exception with Umbria summer truffles!

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Little jewels!

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A superb dish not on the menu!
Shizuoka Prefecture tachiuo/scabbard fish (also called cutlass fish) cooked on a skillet with avocado!
A true discovery!

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As we still wanted a light dish before the pasta (we have no respect for traditional order! LOL) we consulted the menu of the day again!

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Chicken thigh Rotoro/Rolled chicken thigh and stuffed with figs, marinated mushrooms and canederulli in carupione fashion/white-fleshed fish balls!

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The pasta!
Spaghetti Bolonese with beef stew sauce!

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By that time we were full but just for the fun we had a tiny dessert consisting of very sweet Shizuoka corn grilled on a skillet!

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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:
Lunch: 11:30~13:30 (l.O.) (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Dinner: 17:00~22:00 (l.o.), 17:00~23::00 (Friday, Saturday)
Closed on Monday
Credit cards OK
Private parties welcome!
Entirely non-smoking!

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French Gastronomy: Dinner at KAWASAKI Restaurant in Shizuoka City!

Service: Pro and very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean. Superb “bilingual” washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Extensive use of local products, especially organic vegetables, game/gibier. Wines and local sake.

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At long last I had the opportunity to re-visit KAWASAKI restaurant in Shizuoka City for a full dinner!
The restaurant is located along the Aoba Street in Aoi Ku on the second floor of a cute red-brick building!

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You can’t miss it!

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The entrance on the second floor!

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Take your time and check this board past the entrance!

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The specialties of the day!

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Can you guess what it represents?

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Home-cured meats and hams, including game/gibier!

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Very decent and well-chosen wine list bu the glass or the bottle!

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Some of the Top-class vegetables organically grown under Mount Fuji!

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The restaurant holds seats at a counter and three tables. It is always a good idea to reserve in advance!

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One can order a la carte but we opted for the “Menu Terroir” for 6,200 yen mainly dedicated to vegetables.
Two other set menus are available, a “Menu Saison” for 4,200 yen and a “Menu Degustation” for 8,000 yen (on reservation only)
As for lunch, 3 set menus at 1,200, 1,800 and 2,400 yen!

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The first appetizer: wild venison rillettes on mushroom grown by Mr. Hasegawa in Fuji City!

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The second appetizer!

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Shellfish and burdock tart!!

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The third appetizer!

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Cauliflower Mousseline and broad beans in broad beans jelly!

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The fourth appetizer!

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Home-cured ham, wild duck and vegetables salad!

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The fifth appetizer!

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Chicken mousse filled zucchini flower!

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Beautiful colors!

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The vegetable dish!

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All vegetables are locally grown (mainly Fujinomiya City), exclusively seasonal and organic!

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Beautiful palette!

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The main dish!

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Veal raised at Okamura Farm in Fujinomiya City!

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Once again mushrooms from Hasegawa Farm i Fuji City!

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Pre-dessert: citruses in hibiscus (roselle) jelly!

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The dessert!

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Chocolate and walnut terrine and citruses sauce and jam!

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Coffee and mignardises served as they should be!

See you there again for lunch!

KAWASAKI French Restaurant
Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki/川崎芳範さん

420-0034 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa Cho, 1-8-5, BROOKLYN SQUARE 2F (Along Aoba Street just before junction with Showa Street)
Tel: 054-272-0066
Opening hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~22:30
Closed on Sundays and 3rd Monday of the month
Credit Cards OK
Private parties welcome
Entirely non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE
KAWASAKI Facebook
Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki facebook

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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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French Winter Lunch at Chez Mont-Pierre in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly, accommodating and helpful
Equipment & Facilities: Superb cleanliness overall. Extravagant washroom. Entirely non-smoking. Separate room for families with children.
Prices: Very reasonable considering the quality and generosity
Strong points: High class Classical French gastronomy with a modern and inventive touch. Excellent wine list.

As I said before, Shizuoka City is divided into 3 distinct wards, Aoi Ku, Suruga Ku, and Shimizu Ku. Suruga Ku south of Shizuoka JR Station is rapidly evolving into a gastronomic area to provide for a growing population and palliate for the congested Aoi Ku north of Shizuoka JR Station.

Yesterday Bernard Heberlé, owner-chef pâtissier at Abondance in Hamamatsu City came to visit me in Shizuoka City and I thought it a good opportunity to introduce him to one of the few great restaurants he hadn’t visited in our town yet!

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He actually had a great time deciphering the menu both written in French and Japanese.
Chez Mont-Pierre offers three different lunch courses and wine by the glass for lunch.
We opted for the medium menu which I knew would be more than enough even at the reasonable price!

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All bread is home-baked!

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The first appetizer!

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Don’t forget to open the small jar first!

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Soupe à l’oignon nouveau/new onion soup and Consommé Paris Soir!

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Bavaroise de Reblochon purée de petits pois/Reblochon cheese bavaroise and mashed green peas!

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Second appetizer:
Oeuf à la Coque et au Champignon de Cèpe et Petite Quiche Lorraine au Foie Gras et Crême de Poireaux aux Truffes/Half-boiled egg with cep mushroom and small Quiche Lorraine with leek and truffle cream!

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The third appetizer!

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Escalope de Saumon Crème au Vermouth/Salmon escalope with Vermouth Cream!
Incidentally all vegetables including above small turnips are local!

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The fourth appetizer!

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Étuvée et purée de Légumes et fruits de Mer/Steamed and mashed vegetables and seafood plate!

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Such a pleasure to discover all the hidden ingredients!

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My friends had fish for their main course!

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Suruga Bay Amadai/Tilefish poêlée on its skin and fresh vegetables!

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Such attention to small details!

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I had meat as my main course!

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Hamamatsu pork escalope!

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Who said pork is not a noble meat?

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Where shall I start eating it!

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Succulent Darjheeling Tea pudding avant-dessert/pre dessert!

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The double plateau of home-desserts!

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You can order as many as you want!

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But you are kindly to eat all your order!

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Can you guess what I ordered?

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Tarte Tatin (reversed apple tart) and cheese cake!

Of course, tea, coffee, or expresso (single or double) is included!

Difficult to beat anywhere in japan at 30 US $/25 Euros!

CHEZ MONT-PIERRE
Chef: Kenichi Meguro/目黒研一さん

422-0836 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Shikiji, 1-5-27
Tel.: 054-236-0255
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:30~21:00
Closed on Mondays all day & 2nd and 4th Sundays for dinner
Cards OK for dinner only
Private room for 4~8 guests
Parties welcome
Group courses available for 10~22 guests.
Car park available
Entirely non-smoking!
Call beforehand!

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Service: Pro and very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean. Superb “bilingual” washroom. Entirely nonsmoking!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Extensive use of local products, especially organic vegetables, game/gibier. Wines and local sake.

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Talented young Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki/川崎芳範さん (born in Hyogo Prefecture!) has finally launched his own restaurant in Shizuoka City!
Yoshinori is far from being unknown in Shizuoka Prefecture and even in Japan as he worked a long time at Restaurant Bio-S in Fujinomiya City under the wings of Kazuhiro Matsuki/松木一浩さん!
His restaurant, KAWASAKI Restaurant, stands along Aoba Park Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, an area finally starting to fulfill its potential.

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I was lucky enough to attend the long-awaited opening reception last Sunday in the company of real food lovers!

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Right from the entrance yo know what to expect what with fresh local vegetables and deer antlers!

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Venison and home-cured hams!

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Yoshinori is actually a licensed hunter and his game regularly features on the menu all year round!

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Plenty of wine is waiting for you!

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Before you even enter the room you will discover the vegetables on the menu!

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Great sake are also waiting for you. This one above is a true collector’s item by Fujinishiki Brewery in Fujinomiya City!

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The whole place is both modern and traditional with a long counter sitting up to 12 guests who can admire the skills of the chef and his staff, and two tables for 4 guests each. Needless to mention you had better reserve!

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Chef Yoshinori Kawasaki/川崎芳範さん and his Sommeliere!

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We had the pleasure to savor a whole palette of Shizuoka products!

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The vegetables were grown by Yunosaya Farm and Asobi Culture Farm in Shibakawa, Fujinomiya City, and the mushrooms by Hasegawa Farm in Fuji City!

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As for the meat and fish:
Chicken by Aoki Farm in Fujinomiya City
Rainbow Trout by Kakishima Trout Farm in Fujinomiya City
Mugi Ton Pork from Enshyu, Western Shizuoka Prefecture

Expect the first full dinner report soon!

KAWASAKI Restaurant/レストラン・カワサキ
420-0034 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa Cho, 1-8-5, BROOKLYN SQUARE 2F (along Aoba Park Street)
Tel.: 054-272-0066
Opening hours: 18:00~22:30 (L.O.)
Closed on Sundays and 3rd Monday
Credit cards OK (from January)
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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