Service: Pro and attentive
Facilities and Equipment: Extremely clean. Superb separate washrooms!
Strong points: Elegant restaurant and French gastronomy. Superb panoramic view of Shizuoka from Mount Fuji to the Suruga Bay. Building totally non-smoking!
Last Tuesday I had a business meeting with some famous chefs and a wine dealer that we held around lunch at Beau Ciel Restaurant on the 25th floor of the Aoi Tower built two years ago across from Shizuoka JR Station North exit.
The whole Restaurant owned by GRANDAIR Bouquet Tokai/Tokai City Services Company, is very elegant and clean, and very reminiscent of a high class hotel Lounge/Dining room!
It is open all day for lunch, tea time/cafe and dinner. Choose a table and panoramic view near one of the big bay windows. Can you see the Sumpu Castle in the picture above?
The Chef de Cuisine is Mr. Akira Uchinokura/内之倉 who used to work at Hotel Nikko in Osaka before coming to Shizuoka two years ago.
Let me share with you the elegant and inventive lunch we savored there:
We were offered a personalized menu!
Avocado and Snow Crab Tartare with Crab Bisque Gelee/Jelly.
Pressed Confit of Hungarian Foir Gras with Balamico reduction and Dentelle/Sugar Lace Crepe.
White butter, rock salt and perfumed olive oil to accompany the bread!
Home-baked bread replaced as soon as finished!
White Asparaguses Potage on Foie Gras Flan/pudding.
Seasonal fish: Ainame/Fat Greening Poele with a soup of vegetables and cockles perfumed with fresh thyme.
From another angle!
Grapefruit Granite to prepare us for the meat dish!
A-5 Ranks “Yamagata Gyuu” (Yamagata Prefecture Beef) Filet Steak with Shizuoka wasabi, new Tea Tempura and other Shizuoka Vegetables.
The beef filet and new tea tempura!
Beautiful vegetable ensemble!
Early Summer Special dessert by Chef Patissier Higuchi!
Cherry Blossoms Mousse and Shizuoka Matcha Tea Ice Cream!
And coffee as it should be served!
To be continued… Of course!
25F Sky Restaurant
GRANDAIR Bouquet Tokai
420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi, 17-1, Aoi Tower, 25F (right across from Shizuoka JR Station North exit)
Opening hours: Lunch 11:30~14:30, Tea Time-14:30~17:30, Dinner-17:30~21:00
Credit Cards OK
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