Friday, August 28, 2009
A very sweet card from Kanji and my Marie Antoinette champagne flute.
The birthday girl and her man.
One reason I like this restaurant - this soup. When the old man who trained in France about a hundred years ago was still alive, this was a warm, rich mushroom soup. Now it's a potage, with what I am pretty sure is frozen mixed veg. Nevertheless, it was rather nice. I must learn how to make it.
I forgot to photograph the salad before I devoured it. Well, here are the remains of a simple shredded cabbage and sunny lettuce salad, with vinaigrette, a dab of mayonnaise and what I think was an ume (pickled plum) dressing (the pink on the far side of the plate). Plus one mini tomato and a halved grape. Bread - standard Japanese restaurant 'butter rolls', always a little bit of a disappointment for me, as I am such a bread connoisseur, but I'm getting used to it! At least I was able to switch the otherwise standard plate of rice to the bread.
The steak arrives. You can see a bit of flame there in the photo to the right. All served on a platter that leaves you in no doubt what animal this came from. The steak was very good.