Salad gastronomy: smoked duck breast, foie gras, karasumi, cresson(water cress). Boudin Noir with lentil, apple and banana ragu.
Stuffed guinea fowl, mushroom and foie gras sauce.
Hokkaido venison with redcurrant sauce.
Lamb shank Cassoulet.
Oven-baked la France(European pear) with ice-cream. Chocolate cake.
This place calls itself “Oyaji‘s French”, basically saying that the food is macho, meat-heavy, straightforward, no fancy presentation and no sensational fanfare of creative fusion which is more pleasing to female customers. I starved myself at lunch to prepare for this dinner, but turned out that it is not that macho afterall. The menu is mainly meat dishes, but the portion is not too big. Surprisingly the taste is quite delicate and never too greasy or salty. Two of us shared two appetizers and THREE main courses, before we had desserts. Everything we ordered was delicious, except perhaps the chocolate cake which was grossly sweet. Among the 3 main dishes we had, I like the guinea fowl the most. The bill was about 10,000yen per person including a glass of champagne and 2 glasses of wine and also coffee. Not exactly cheap, but not overpriced either. The interior is not so pretty – it is more like a cheap yoshoku place than a French restaurant. But the young waiter is friendly and the chef, whom you can see cooking all by himself in the open kitchen, is also helpful in explaining the menu.
Salle à manger
Add: B1, 1-11-5 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Onion focaccia is warm and soft, but a bit oily.
Boudin Noir(pork blood sausage) terrine. Warm and rich-tasting. Wanted wine… There are hazelnut and pinenut and orange under the leaf.
Homemade Pappardelle with baby lamb Ragu sauce and rosemary. Big chunks of lamb! Also radish, potato and kidney beans. Nice but quite meaty…craved wine…
Charcoal-grilled kurobuta pork with grilled organic vegetables. Nice charcoal smell and meat very tender. At this point I was beyond desperate for wine. Should have just “fxck work” and ordered wine from the beginning. The food is not overly salty, but I have somehow chosen meat + meat + meat for the course…
Dessert is chocolate pudding and nut gelato. Good too.
All that food plus coffee, only 2500yen. Very good value!
Lunch menu(J) here.
人参のムース、 カニとホタテのタルタル、 野菜・ウニ・トマトのジュレを供に。
Boudin noir(pork blood sausage). Delicious!
Carrot mousse, crab and scallop tartare, vegetables and uni and tomato jelly. A little cold in the middle but overall very refreshing.
Pan-fried Sawara(Spanish Mackerel), cod croquette. Like the croquette more than the fish.
Grilled Iberico pork shoulder meat. Smokey flavour and ham-like solid texture. Minced pork rolled in zucchini on the side is good too.
Roll cake with yogurt sorbet. There were 3 desserts to choose from and I originally picked the blanc manger, but AFTER I ordered, my friends told me that the roll cake is the specialty of the house. I grabbed the waiter immediately and changed my order, and he said “Oh yeah, roll cake is THE thing to order, but I am in no position to hardsell it….” (No, it is your JOB to recommend!! ^^;) Anyway, I am glad I ordered it, cos it really is very good. The cream and the sponge are so smooth and rich. The finger cakes that come with the coffee are crispy on the surface, very good too.
Full lunch course is 4800yen. The amuse-bouche is not included but my friend knows the manager so we got special service, hoho~