Service: excellent and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Interesting wine list. Great use of local products.
Pissenlit, one of the very best French restaurants in Shizuoka City is rapidly earning a lot of attention, not only because of the supreme quality of all the ingredients Chef Tooru Arima uses, but also because of the originality and concept of many of his creations!
I recently had the fortune to discover and savour a terrine made of the “white liver” of guineal fowls raised in Iwate Prefecture, a region celebrated for its Japanese sake and oysters.
The concept was very similar to foie gras (listen, Arnie!), but lighter and I would dare say, more elegant. The pork fat/lard around it (I d not eat it) preserved the texture and taste to perfection.
Just a little toasted bread, roughly ground black pepper and dry figs made for a simple and perfect complement.
A leaf of Kyoto-grown Italian Funtaretta (chickory) provided for the vital tangy association to the sweetness of the terrine and a healthy dose of Vitamin and fibers!
It just shows you don’t have to go too far to have a taste of France!
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 2-3-4
Business hours: 11:30~14:30; 17:00~22:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Sunday evening
Credit Cards OK
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