From the 4200yen lunch course which includes amuse-bouche, two appetizers, main dish, dessert and coffee.
The giblets and vegetables soup is my friend’s appetizer.
My two appetizers. Pate en Croute with venison, guinea fowl and foie gras.
Foie gras steak with blue cheese risotto – this really hit the spot~~XD
Ibaraki cherry pork in mustard sauce. The pork is very soft with thin layers of fat streaked with the meat(marbling) so that each bite is juicy with well-balanced amount of meat and fat. Dessert is pear sorbet and honey ice-cream.
This place is all for meat-lovers! A bit on the salty side but it is okay with me. The chef used to be a boxer apparently(and he does look like one – very friendly guy though!), which explains the meat-centric menu. He was telling us that he always feel sad when female customers can’t finish all the food on their plates(what a waste!) so he was glad that we finished everything. ^^;;;
Only opens for lunch on Saturday; lunch menu is basically the same as dinner menu but only slightly smaller in portions(not small at all). The cheaper lunch course is 2940yen consisting of one appetizer instead of two, but the portion for each dish is a bit bigger. The restaurant is about 10mins walk from Roppongi station. It was just us, and another table of two on the Saturday we went, which got me a bit worried at first. Turned out the food was good!
Add: 3-4-14 Azabudai, Minato-ku
Went with a friend and ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pasta and 2 meat dishes to share. The waitor was kind enough to divide everything into half for us, so the pictures are all half portion.
Appetizers are foie gras pate, and roasted quail stuffed with multi-grain risotto and cheese. Both are very good, especially the quail.
Fusilli in seafood ragu sauce with anchovy and pine nuts and seaweed. Pappardelle in meat ragu sauce. The pasta is kinda normal.
Charcoal grilled pork. Roasted lamb in onion, anchovy and vinegar sauce. Wow the meat dishes are amazing!! Simply good quality meat grilled to perfection and I don’t need anything else! The charcoal grilled pork smells and tastes heaven with only salt. The lamb is tender and the sauce nicely savoury. The potatoes and onions on the side are lovely too.
The interior of the restaurant was not exactly that pretty and the lighting was just gloomy but not atmospheric. When we went, it was very empty, no music was playing, the many waitors with kinda stiff posture were standing nearby, dead quiet, the kitchen was just right next to us, also produced very little sound….frankly the atmosphere was terrible…^^;; At first when I took out the camera, the waitor told me not to use flash, I was not going to use anyway….But after I took pictures of each dish, he brought the lamb to me before cutting it into half so that I could take pictures first, probably because he thought it would look better as a whole, so maybe they didn’t mind the pictures but were afraid that the flashlight might bother other customers. My friend who doesn’t understand Japanese took a picture of me sucking the bones with the flash though…^^;; The portion was so huge that my friend couldn’t finish the lamb, I was quite full but was going to eat it for her, but the waitor came up and said he would wrap it up for us to take-away. I have never been to an upscale restaurant that does that…I think if there were more customers, the atmosphere would have been more lively and the experience more enjoyable. And just order the appetizers and the meat dishes would be satisfying enough, the pasta can be skipped. ^^;;