Les Creations De Narisawa
2-6-15 MINAMI AOYAMA
MINATO-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN.
This has got to be one of the most creative French-Japanese restaurants in town. Chef Narisawa always awes me with his many creations, inspired by nature. Dining here is always a treat.
This time, we had the summer menu with its many gifts.
As always, we are presented with the bread dough which looks like a mousse like dish. I almost ate it raw on my first visit. Lucky the waiter stopped me.
The bread dough
And this is how they bake the bread dough, in a forest of leaves.
The dough is then placed in a hot stone bowl and left to bake..
Until it becomes this most delicious bread ever.
And check out their butter. Simply love this.
Butter made to look like a plant
All this was happening while we were being served our first courses which consists of water with tastes of wood, some fried fish and fried onions that actually looked like dark stones placed on a leaf.
The wood tasting water
The fried onions
The fish and fried onions were absolutely delicious. The water I thought tasted rather strange. Then came the monkfish course which consisted of some soup and fried monkfish.
Wild vegetable soup
Some white asparagus came to follow with a delicious hollandaise sauce. Heavenly.
White asparagus slightly baked with hollandaise sauce
Next course : Oysters with onions. Absolutely delectable.
Followed by another fish course.
And the last part of the main course the Hida beef.
The hida beef
To clean your palate before dessert, a delicious grapefruit sorbet-like juice is served.
The grapefruit juice
Dessert is chocolate fondant.
I’m not one to finish my dessert during dinner but here, I just could not help myself. We are nowhere near finished with the sweets just yet. You have your pick of sweet delights from their dessert tray. I suggest you pick one of each.
The dessert tray
Nope, not done yet. You still have a choice of mini macaroons to bite on with your tea or coffee.
As always, we had a wonderful time. Narisawa’s meals are definitely a work of art, not only a feast for the eyes and taste buds, but also a feast for the soul.