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I enjoy reminiscing about some of the best food I’ve ever had, especially in times I have to be craeful about my waistline! LOL
Today was such a day as I will go on a trip to Yakushima next week, and everyone knows it is never a good idea to board a plane with an unfit overfed body!
At the beginning of the year I found myself enjoying the memories of some sublime desserts. I don’t why, but today I feel like sharing my experiences about Italian food. My family and ancestors back in France will ask questions!
Shizuoka City has some top-class Italian restaurants serving very original gastronomy. Let’s see if you would be titillated by the following offerings!

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A decadent Saffran Risotto with Foie Gras in Balsamico sauce (same as pic above) as served at Aquavite.

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A very unusual plate of Spinach Gnocchi in Wild Boar sauce (Aquavite).

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A charcoal-grilled “Hanadai Snapper” (caught off Shizuoka shore) with its herbs. One of my best fish dishes ever (Aquavite).

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A Sicilian-style Baked Lamb Chops and its Vegetables Platter so reminiscent of country-style food (Il Paladino)

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Deep-fried Veal Sweetbreads with Baked Risotto Balls. A discovery! (Via del Borgo)

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“Shirako/Cod Sperm Sacs” Gratin. Tasted like foi gras. Doubt you can enjoy that in Italy! (Il Paladino)

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Octopus and Vegetables Jelly Terrine. Such colours! (Via del Borgo)

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Another decadent Piemonte Truffles Risotto (Via del Borgo)!

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An original plate of “Sazae/Turbo Shellfish”, anchovy, green olives and Puttanesca Tomatoes Spaghetti! (Aquavite)

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And finally such a heart-warming Venison stewed in red wine! (Latina)

What do you think?

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