This is a French restaurant with a Japanese touch. The menu has three categories -- appetizers, mains, and desserts -- and the diner can choose any four dishes, even four mains. We chose two appetizers, a main, and a dessert. The first appetizer was ‘zuwai’ crab and mushroom ravioli, prepared al dente, with a lobster cream sauce that was so delicious that I scraped up the left-over sauce from the plate with the knife when nobody seemed to be looking. The second appetizer was pan-fried foie-gras and scallop with a subtle mango sauce that was simply beyond belief. For a main I had Japanese beef, a sort of top sirloin known as ‘ichibo’, served with a few tiny bits of vegetables. The beef, done medium rare as we had ordered it, was meltingly tender. It came with a ginger soy sauce that, unfortunately, seemed to overpower the beef. My partner has roasted flounder with a very tasty citrus sauce, flavored with bottarga, a type of salt dried roe. The desert was surprising: a sort of thin shell that revealed an espresso flavored powder when broken open on top of mascarpone mousse. The desert was perhaps less sweet than one would expect by western standards. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced at around US $60, but the wine can easily cost twice that amount. The service is excellent.
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