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Quiche Lorraine & Alsace Riesling Wine at La Sommeliere in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly and smiling if a bit shy
Facilities & Equipment: Spotless clean. Beautiful washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Appropriate
Strong points: Great range of reasonably-priced wines from all the world. Hig-class wines offered by the glass. Top Shizuoka Sake by the bottle or glass. Great bistro-style light food and local bakery breads.

La Sommeliere in Shizuoka City is fast acquiring a solid reputation not only for its wines and Shizuoka Sake, but also for its bistro-styles light meals!

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Hiromi Hasegawa/長谷川浩美さん Is now offering a home-baked Quiche Lorraine!
I saw it being done and I can tell you this is the real article!

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She presently serves cold or hot paired with an Alsace Riesling Wine!
This is all part of a new seasonal light meal pairing proposal:
1) Quiche Lorraine with French Alsace (1200 yen, 700 + 800 yen for separate orders)
2) Cassoulet with French Bordeaux Merlot (1300 yen, 800 + 800 yen for separate orders)
3) Trippa in tmato sauce with Italian Primitivo Wine from the Puglia region (1300 yen, 800 + 800 yen for separate orders)

I don’t have to tell you that more reports are the offing!

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This time the Alsace wine is a Riesling produced by GRAND C (12 degrees), bottled by Joseph Cattin in Vooegtlinshoffen.
A dry and fruity white Riesling perfect for seafood, fish, poultry and light food!

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I ordered my quiche hot!
Served with a carrot salad, it makes for a very satisfying light meal or snack at any time of the day and night!

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The quiche is really elegant and lighter than expected, a sure sign of quality and home-made authenticity!
The eggs and cream are perfectly balanced by the high quality bacon!

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And the crust, not that easy to make, is just perfect with the right thickness, lightness and taste thus contributing an important finish!

The ladies will love it!
Mind you, the gentlemen will surely be happy to enjoy such exquisite light traditional cuisine!

The other two sets coming soon!

LA SOMMELIERE

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki Cho, 7-5, Aiseido Bldg, 1F
Tel. & Fax: 054-266-5085
Opening hours: 11:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays & National Holidays
Entirely non-smoking!
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Alsace Wine Tasting Dinner Party at ICHIMISHIN Motoshiro Restaurant in Hamamatsu City!

Service: Smiling, attentive and professional
Equipment & Facilities: Extremely clean overall. Superb washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Inventive modern French Gastronomy using great ingredients from Shizuoka Prefecture and elsewhere in Japan! Wines!

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ICHIMISHIN, in Motoshiro (there is another establishment in Yotsuike), Naka Ku, Hamamatsu City, is fast establishing itself as a reference when it comes to inventive and modern French gastronomy using superb local products in combination with others from other Prefectures.
Not only they have the chance to have a first-class chef but also a highly professional sommelier who will take great care of you, all this at reasonable prices inside a rich decor entirely non-smoking!

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A well-provided establishment!
Yesterday I had the pleasure to be invited to a wine-tasting dinner party in some fine company in the names of Bernard Heberle of Abondance in Hamamtsu City, the most famous French Patissier in the Prefecture, and Chef Hiroyuki Yamaguchi/山口祐之さん, THE master of Gibier/Game at Cava.K. French Restaurant in Kikugawa City!

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Chef: Hirokuni Katayama/片山裕邦さん

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Our table!

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Service Staff: Miho Takahashi/高橋美保さん and Sommelier: Chiaki Mizuguchi/水口智章さん!

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Sommelier: Chiaki Mizuguchi/水口智章さん certainly didn’t spare any efforts or explanations to a very attentive auditoire!

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The wine card and side menu with splendid explanations!

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GENTIL by Hugel, 45% Sylvaner + Gewurtz Straminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Muscat!
The 6 (there were some extra as complimentary service!) wines were divided into two groups with some succulent appetizers in between!

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Cremant D’Alsace Brut Naturel by Marc Tempe. 45% Pinot Auxerrois + 50% Riesling

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Grand cru Brand 2002 by Josmeyer
Pinot Gris

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The appetizers!

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Beer and tomato lamb stew!

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Black olive and chocolate cookie, Foie gras Royale, Shizuoka-grown Spring onion puree and consomme jelly!

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Cheese Fondue (Emmental, Gruyere & Mayonnaise), Fukuoka-grown Sakuranbo/Cherry daikon and Tokyo-grown uguisuna

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Hamamatsu-grown echalette (Japanese shallot) beignet,, ao nori, shiro konbu and bacon stick, saffron quail egg, buckwheat galette topped with Maisaka (harbor inside Hamamatsu City) Houbou/sea robin and mixed vegetables tartare!

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And then we proceeded to the second half of the tasting!
Engelgarten/, Cru d’Alsace by Marcel Deiss, 2010.
Pinot Gris

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Alsace Grand Cru Schoenenbourg, by Marcel Deiss, 2009.
Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Chasselat.

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Grand Cru, Mambourg, by Marcel Deiss, 2009.
Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Bulos

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The three of us proved everyone else we were still hungry!
I had this Hamamatsu-bred Kinkaton Pork marinated, sweetened and softened in Japanese sake white lees served with a Robert-Style mustard sauce!

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Hiroyuki ordered madai/true seabream from Miyazak Prefecture (Kyushu) poelee with a consomme fish soup and a Spring daikon sauce!

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Bernard opted for Veal shoulder Roast stew in pate brick!

The next Wine Tasting Dinner party will take place in May and will introduce Loire wines!

ICHIMISHIN Motoshiro/一味真 元城
Chef: Hirokuni katayama/片山裕邦さん
Sommelier: Chiaki Mizuguchi/水口智章さん
Service Staff: Miho Takahashi/高橋美保さん

430-0946 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Motoshiro, 218-1, Richmond Hotel, 1F
Tel.: 053-450-5571
Fax: 053-455-3215
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00, 18:00~21:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Parking available
Parties welcome
Entirely non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
Chef Hirokuni Katayama/片山裕邦さん on FACEBOOK

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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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