Service: Shy but very friendly
Equipment and facilities: Spotless clean. Superb washroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Strong points: Local sake by the glass. Extensive wine list by the glass. Bottles on sale. Great local bread and pastries. Home-made light food
Frankly speaking I prefer conducting sake tastings in the right environment but not many places are propitious for that exercise or willing to help.
But La Sommeliere in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City is just perfect as not only you can conduct your tasting in the best conditions possible but also exchange views at the same time!
It was actually my second tasting in this very new bar and like the first one it concerned a brew concocted by Eikun Brewery in Yu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
The fact that the rice used is Shizuoka-grown Homarefuji and that the yeast is the Shizuoka NEW-5 added to the interest!
Report coming soon!
I had thought of conducting my tasting away from food but sitting in front of a menu persuaded me of the contrary!
Quiche Lorraine comes into many guises, especially in Japan, and I wanted to savor Mrs. Hiromi Hasegawa/長谷川浩美さん’s own version!
Hiromi’s quiche is made without any dough, thus presenting a very light and elegant savory.
It is obviously designed for small feminine appetites, but it was prefect for my tasting, being at the time so elegant, tasty and well-balanced!
I definitely have to explore the appetizers/tapas menu!
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
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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