Service: Very friendly and easy-going, more professional in the “room”.
Facilities: very clean and beautiful washroom!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: French food in Izakaya style. Great sake and wines!

French Cuisine like all the noteworthy cuisines of the World evolves with the times, trends and ingredients, and also people.
When the latter still have the will and skills to adapt their own style to satisfy the new demands from new customers the result can only become one of superlative and reassuring gastronomy!
Fujio Satsukawa is a chef, who despite the long years spent servicing customers with top-class French cuisine still believes he is on the mission of teaching his customers what good food is all about.
His cuisine is definitely of the Classic style but ingredients are modern and the approach eclectic.

To make a long story short, I found myself very busy at lunch time the other day and although the hour had almost reached closing time in other establishments Fujio still agreed to concoct me a lunch out of what was “left” in his fridges and secret boxes!

The country foie gras terrine came out of the fridge but the vegetables were all fresh from Shizuoka gardens and fields!

Now, this is classical gastronomy I’m not inclined to give up: succulent foie gras (can you see it) and Shizuoka pork terrine with onions confits and home-baked bread!

Fujio bakes his own bread everyday with three kinds of flour, rye flour included!
This is what I call true service!

Eating such bread with the terrine is already savoring a full meal!

Before the next dish I was offered a chilled kabocha Vichyssoise to prepare my gustative glands!
Needless to say, the kabocha is local!

Sauteed black bass from Suruga Bay!
Fujio must be a happy man with so many ingredients from the land and sea avalaible all year round in our Prefecture!

Served atop sauteed aubergines/eggplants and flanked with ratatouille!

Now, Fujio’s desserts are another reason why I’m not ready to give up Classic gastronomy!

Taking a peek from the top at the beautiful fruit jelly and decorations!

It becomes a series of discoveries as you dig deeper and deeper!
The last layer is actually a combination of blanc-manger and Japanese sweetmeats!
There is plenty of room for happy experiments even in classical gastronomy!

To be continued…

CHEZ SATSUKAWA
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kooya Machi, 4-9, Matsunaga Kooya Machi Bldg, 2F
Tel.: 054-205-5133
Business hours: 12:00~14:00, 17:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Credit Cards OK

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