A friend – who used to work in this restaurant and is now helping out as part-time – organised this dinner for us to try out the chef’s special menu. Shellfish gratin, avocado and crab mousse, and terrine. Baked shellfish and ham and cheese pie. Duck and foie gras and truffle in Cassis sauce. And my favourite dessert “Coup”.
The value is amazing in this little restaurant. The regular dinner course is 2730yen which includes an appetizer, a main dish and coffee/tea. Dessert is an extra 525yen. Lunch is even cheaper, 1260yen for appetizer+main+coffee. The location is quite convenient too – a bit hard to spot but it is less than 10mins walk from Shinjuku station. My friend said that the chef is less interested in making money than providing his customers with cheap and good food. Seriously the price is set so low that I can’t help but worry about its survival.
C’est la Vie! Nagano
Add: B1, 2-8-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku