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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.



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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Marché de Paris, Ginza パリの朝市 銀座

Marché de Paris seems like it has been around for donkey's years, and that is always a good indication that the owners know what they are doing. I recently dined here for lunch and was very pleased with the quality of the food and the friendliness/ competence of the service. My dining partner and I were seated at a little banquette style table near a window where we could spy on the passers-by on their way to hit the Ginza shops.

For 2,500 yen you can order a lunch set which includes an entree, main and dessert. On the day in question the entree of the day (the only option available) was a terrine of scallop with vegetables. This was a very interesting and tasty little dish, featuring zucchini and okra and topped with a plum sauce and peeled baby tomatoes. There were two choices for the main - fish or duck. We chose the duck and were rewarded with a plate featuring roasted vegetables, slices of duck breast and a heartier chunk of meat that had been braised in red wine. This was very tasty, although the veges were definitely not freshly out of the oven! Dessert allowed for three choices of a range of little cakes and was served with a scoop of yoghurt ice cream. The millefeuille was so amazing I wished I could have had seconds!

Marché de Paris was, for me, a perfect island of civilised respite to gather my senses over lunch before attacking the hustle and bustle of Ginza. I would definitely recommend it to you for a similar purpose, but be sure to book as this place is far from a secret.

パリの朝市(銀座)

パリの朝市は人がまだ馬車を使っていたころからあるレストランのように感じさせてる雰囲気をもっている。これは店主がフランスのことを知り尽くしているからこそではないだろうか。料理はとても美味しく、お店の人も親切でサービスもとてもよかった。窓際の長椅子に案内された食事仲間と私は、これから銀座の街に出かけていく人々を窓腰から眺め楽しんだ。

さて料理だが、2,500円のランチメニューには前菜にメインとデザートを選んだ。前菜には選択肢がなく、冷製の貝柱と野菜が用意されていていた。ズッキーニとオークラに梅肉とプチトマトを小さく切ったものでトッピングされており、これは味しいだけではなく、とても私の興味をそそってくれた。メインは、魚かカモが用意されており、私たちは二人してカモにすることにした。これには、もちろんカモ(胸肉)に加えて、ロースト野菜に赤ワインで蒸したビーフが一緒にだされた。野菜の新鮮度は明らかに欠けてはいたが、本当に美味しく頂いた。デザートには三種類のミルフィーユにヨーグルトアイスクリームから選べて、ひとつしか選べないことが非常に残念なほど美味しかった。

パリの朝市は私の好みにぴったりのお店で、ランチや午後のひと時をゆっくりと過ごすにはもってこいの場所である。私と同じような目的でここを利用するにしても、必ず事前に予約をすることをお勧めする。

Tel: 03-3543-9436
http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g105400/

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