The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
La Fille Liliale, Meguro ラ・フィーユ・リリアル 目黒
La Fille Liliale is a charming French restaurant in a quiet back-street off Meguro Dori on the Shirokane side of Meguro station. I recently took Sunday lunch there with a friend and, amazingly, we were the only customers to dine there that day. I am determined to do something about that because this place is a secret that should not be kept! The lunch set costs 4,000 yen, which includes an amuse bouche, an entree, a soup, a main and a dessert. This is super value when taking into account the excellent quality of the ingredients, their knowledgeable combining and skillful cooking. I took the cold foie gras for my entree and it was without doubt the best foie gras I have had for a while. It came with a dried fig in the middle and was accompanied by a pear and butter compote as well as a dainty salad comprising among other things dill, fennel and red lettuce. This was followed by the soup which was an interesting tasting green bean and cream concoction. For my main I took the veal roll which was stuffed with herbed seasoning and served with vegetables. The dessert was a "strawberry gratin" comprised of strawberries covered in a custard and then baked and topped with a scoop of raspberry sorbet. This was such an original dish and it tasted divine. I will definitely be back to see if they can top this performance at dinner!