Service: Very friendly and attentive
Equipment: Great general cleanliness
Strong points: Great appetizers. Home-made pasta!.
I make a point to visit the best restaurants in town at least once every season and it was time for my Autumnal visit at Il Castagno in Shizuoka City!
Il Castagno has an excellent list of wines at reasonable prices: we opted for this solid Veneto red!
Amarone della Valpolicella 2007
For the specialists!
One good way to taste their appetizers is to ask for their 6-dish Appricoze Set!
Naturally, all their bread and biscuits are home-baked!
The fish dish of the day was Cartoccio Di Patate, a baked seabream in a wrap made of thin potato chips with a cockles and sweet shrimps cream sauce!
A beautiful potato wrap!
It was such a pleasure to break through the potato wrap!
The red wine having quickly disappeared we opted for a French White Alsace Riesling 2009 by Laurent Barth!
As for the main dish we ordered pasta!
Tagliorini with scallops and fresh vegetables and semi-dried Aiko tomatoes in cockles sauce!
All the vegetables and the cockles are from Shizuoka Prefecture!
From another angle!
Can you see the edamame?
We just had enough space left for the dessert plate!
Peach and plum sorbets!
“Pone” expresso coffee and chocolate pudding!
Of course an expresso and hard biscuits for the finishing touch!
To be followed…
420-0843 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Tomoe Cho, 48
Business hours: 11:45~14:00, 17:30~21:00
Closed every Monday and 3rd Tuesday
Credit cards OK (dinner only)
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