Chez Inno (シェ・イノ)

Ris de veau(veal sweetbreads). Also a slice of foie gras and duck meat.
Veal in madere sauce. Satoimo(taro) and spinach quiche on the side.

0801280009One of those famous French restaurants that to my surprise, even my friends who aren’t into French have heard about. Lunch course ranges from the basic(soup+main+dessert) 3780yen to some luxurious line-up of over 20,000yen. I had the 4830yen course(+10% service charge) which consists of an appetizer(choose from 3 choices), a main(fish or meat), your choice of desserts from the wagon, and coffee. Glass wine is about 1300yen. The food are very all good, especially the Madere sauce which really lives up to this restaurant’s reputation for its classic French sauce. The interior is very grand with high-ceiling and tall windows. The service however is a little awkward….but not unfriendly at all.

Chez Inno
Add: 2-4-16 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
Tel: 03-3274-2020

Arossa Ginza (アロッサ銀座店)

Avocado and anchovy salad.
Chicken liver, lard and crouton.
Sauteed baby lamb sweetbread, red onion, orange and walnut salad.
Roasted New Zealand venison with redcurrant and cassis.
Grilled lamb chop.
Lasagna with white fromage blanc, zucchini, pine nuts and dried grapes.

Came back to try the dinner(See tag for lunch visit). The food is overall very good. The chicken liver is amazing – one of the best I have ever had! The lamb is pefectly cooked, but it can’t beat the venison which is super tender and juicy and the sauce is wonderful. The only bad idea was Lasagna….it was so terrible. Food is reasonably priced, but if you order wine by the glass, it can get quite expensive – probably wiser to order bottles.
Arossa Ginza (English review here)
Add: 8th Ginza Velvia-kan, 2-4-6 Ginza
Tel: 03-5524-1146