Monna Lisa is one of my favourite destinations for fine dining in Tokyo. The courses are always beautifully presented and there's little that I don't like about their cooking or service. One dish I've enjoyed in the past that sticks in my mind is their capsicum parfait - amazing, different, brilliant!
On a recent dinner, my dining partner and I opted for the creatively named 11,000 yen "Course B". After we'd attacked the wine list with a couple of bottles of excellent Romanée something we ended up making a substantially higher investment than that, but the basic price of the food represents excellent value.
The delights of the evening started with an amuse of a little pie slice of pastry covered with tiny little prawns - yum! This was followed by a stuffed artichoke. Artichoke is actually one of my favourite vegetables so I was well pleased. This was followed by an excellent blancmange of white asparagus with shrimp. Then a scrummy dish of grilled scallop with walnut and dressed leaves arrived. This was followed by a sea bream topped with cabbage and served on a creamy, piquant sauce. For the main we had both chosen the lamb which was served with broad beans and cooked to perfection. It must be the wine, but I have clean forgotten what we ate for dessert, but I'm pretty sure it was good!
If you need to impress or just want to really enjoy a great Tokyo dining experience then Monna Lisa is a place that I would strongly urge you to visit. They have really earned that Michelin star!