Le Jeu de l'Assiette, Ebisu ル・ジュー・ドゥ・ラシエット 恵比寿

Le Jeu de l'Assiette is a small French restaurant located a few steps up the hill from the five-ways at Ebisu. The name means "the game of the plate" and it's quite clear that the chef aims to live up to the name of the establishment by being very creative in the way dishes are presented. For dinner you can choose either a 9 course meal for 8,000 yen or a 12 course meal for 12,000 yen. On a recent Saturday evening visit with one of my favourite clients we decided to order a la carte as we didn't feel our tummies had the capacity for these "Caligula-style" feasts!

Dinner commenced promisingly with a tasty amuse bouche of a deep fried sagittaria and truffle ball (sagittaria is a kind of aquatic potato http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria). This was followed by an entree of semi-cooked prawns with their tails attached, and their crunchy legs fried up and served separately, on three different dabs of white purees. The next dish was a red radish soup, which was beautifully coloured and presented with scallops on the side of the plate. The main was the specialty of the house which is strips of lobster served on cabbage surrounded by a rich lobster reduction. In the interests of full disclosure I need to admit that I ate my dining partner's duck as well as she was struggling to finish it. I like to be helpful like that and can report that both mains were superb. For dessert I had a fondant chocolat and ice cream. The fondant was hot and rich, and because the ice cream was served on the side I could choose when to introduce it to its friend, Mr Chocolate. The service was very polished and, while it was perhaps a bit odd to be speaking in French to the Japanese waiters, they were very friendly and I would recommend this restaurant equally for business or pleasure.

ル・ジュー・ドゥ・ラシエット (恵比寿)


前菜のアミューズはサギッタリアとトリフをボール状に揚げたもの。(ちなみにサギッタリアとは水面に浮かぶポテトのようなものhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagittaria 参照)これに続いて、カラッと揚げられたクルマ海老とその足は別々に出され、3種類の白いソースが用意されていた。この後には、はつか大根のスープにホタテ貝でスープの色は食べ物というより一種の芸術といってよいほど美しかった。メインはこのレストランのスペシャリティでロブスターにキャベツが添えてあり、それにロブスターから採ったスープをたっぷりとかけて仕上げてあった。食べ切れないというので、一緒に食事をした友達の分まで頂いたが本当に美味しかった。デザートにフォンダン・ショコラを選んだ私は、チョコレートがふんだんに使われていてボリュームがありまだ出来たのなのだろう、あたたかった。日本人のスタッフにフランス語で話すのも少しおかしな話だか、それを含めてサービスは素晴らしく、愛想もとてもよい。是非このレストランはビジネスにもプライベートにもお勧めしたい。

Tel: 03-6415-5100


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