Service: Pro and very friendly
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness and splendid washroom
Strong points: A palette of Shizuoka Prefecture Products! Great use of organic vegetables and meats from Shizuoka Prefecture. True healthy gastronomy! Excellent wine list!
As promised here is the dinner report at Le Comptoir de Bios-s, the new restaurant opened on November the 2nd in Shizuoka City!
I also had the pleasure to meet the man who made it all possible!
Kazuhiro spent a long time in Paris working for such elevated establishments as Taillevent and Joel Robuchon before coming to Shizuoka instead of his native Nagasaki thanks to his wife hailing from our prefecture and establishing an organic farm called Bio Farm Matsuki in Fujinomiya City.
Since then the venture grew and grew. After Restaurant Bio-S and Bio-Deli he opened Le Comptoir de Bios-S in Shizuoka where he makes a point to appear three times a week to serve and socialize with his customers, thus establishing a direct contact from producer to consumer.
The whole place is very reminiscent of a modern cafe-restaurant in France with sober but comfortable tables and seats along the wall or the large bay windows.
You can read (part of) the menu on the wall while your companion is poring through it!
But the place to be is the counter where you can socialize with the staff and your neighbors in a very easy-going and animated atmosphere.
And looking at your food being prepared is always good fun!
Now, their wine list is worth a careful perusing!
I discovered a wine from my own home in Cote Chalonnaise: Rully, Domaine Dureuil-Jeantha, “Maizieres”, 2009, White!
One more reason to patronize the place! This white wine almost drank like a premium sake!
The menu might look short to some but the quality is not easy to emulate. But even a big appetite like mine was to be satisfied!
Another great quality of the staff is that they help you by offering you sets combining dishes on the menu although it is not mentioned or point out when to eat only half of a dish when it is obviously designed for two!
Smoked chicken by Aoki Farm in Fuji City.
Fried organic vegetables from Bio Farm Matsuki and red squid from Suruga Bay.
Organic greens from Bio Farm Matsuki.
Raw mushrooms from Hasegawa Farm in Fuji City.
My second dish was all Shizuoka Prefecture again!
Organic Red Moon Potato Fries with real home-made mayonnaise! The potatoes are fried with their skins!
A terrine of wild boar caught on Amagi Plateau in northern Izu Peninsula!
A beauty that would make a lot French people envious!
My third dish was a trip to Italy: Cooked and grilled organic vegetables with bania cauda sauce!
I actually took a picture of the chef preparing them!
Different tubers and radish.
Organic potatoes and carrot and bania cauda sauce.
If you are a vegan just ask for olive oil!
Radish, spinach and burdock root.
I still had enough space left for another French treat: Chicken Liver Paste!
From the same chickens bred in Aoki Farm in Fuji City!
The desserts will be for my next visit!
Once again I will let the pictures speak for themselves!
Le Comptoir de Bio-s by Bio Farm Matsuki
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Kooya machi, 12-8, Sankousha Bldg, 1F
Business hours: 11:30~15:00 (Last orders 14:00), 17:00~23:00 (Last orders 22:00)
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK
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