My husband and I spent a couple days at Flatt's recently and we are now counting the weeks until owner & chef Ben Flatt introduces the winter menu--because if it's anything like the fall menu, it'll be out of this world. There's a unique menu for each season, using locally-sourced ingredients prepared using traditional Noto methods with a strong Italian influence. Served up with either a local microbrew or a selection of Australian wines, it's a meal you won't soon forget. The rooms are large and comfortable, traditional Japanese inn style, tatami mat floors, and cushy futons made up for bedtime. Each of the guest rooms has a private toilet and sink area, then there is an amazing outdoor bath overlooking Toyama Bay open from spring through fall, as well as an indoor bath year round. Breakfast is also fantastic; Japanese style but again with Ben's unique flair. Finally, I can't say enough about the hosts themselves. Both Ben, originally from Australia, and Chikako, 3rd generation inn & restaurant proprietor, are warm, friendly, and very entertaining. They truly make you feel like a personal guest, which makes it very hard to leave and very easy to want to return.
- Also Known As:
- FLATT'S Noto-Cho, Japan - Ishikawa