This year we had the whole restaurant booked. Ooo ahhhhh! It was a small restaurant and she was closed except for two bookings- us in the main room and another table in the back room.
The food at this place is really hard to imagine. The shop is opposite the town hall beside a railway crossing in a town my boss's family who are born and raised Naganoites had never even been to before. Not the kind of place you expect to find food that surprises you.
Especially not non-Japanese cuisine that surprises you in a good way.
But that is exactly what we had.
It was a course menu and I didn't get pictures of everything but this will give you an idea of what we dined on:
French onion soup (with the cheesey bread on top) salad (ok, the salad was your standard Japanese shredded cabbage) prawns, scallops and asparagus in a mornay sauce, french bread and a non-alcohol cocktail to go with.
I really should have taken a picture of dessert. It was a gigantuan slice of salt caramel frosted moccha cake with chocolate syrup and o the side? A second piece of cake- raspberry and chocolate this time. It was served with strong black coffee for a reason!
The ladies who come to my Senior English class love this restaurant which always surprises me as it seems so far removed from their every day diet in terms of volume, cuisine and richness of the dishes.
I certainly couldn't eat there every day or even every week but I am certainly not complaining that we get to go here every year.