Monday, April 6, 2015
Down the Memory Lane - Re-visiting Hotel de Mikuni
Finally we finished the meal with a cup of tea made with house-grown herbs and a trio of petit fours - a small yuzu tart, a biscotti and a matcha macaron, all of which a bit predictable compared to other dishes but nonetheless delightful.
Before we left home, I brought along a copy of a photo we took last time at the door of the restaurant, and after our meal, we showed the waiter the picture and asked him to take another one for us at the exact same spot. It's funny to see how things changed between the two pictures - to start, we probably "grew" at least 2 sizes since then not to mention being a decade older - but we were glad to have made this nostalgic pilgrimage back to the first chapter of our food journey. Another piece of wonderful memory from the meal at this fine restaurant, and I hope it won't take us another decade before we return here to experience the wonderful cooking of Chef Kiyomi Mikuni.
More pictures in https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/sets/72157649317447484/
When? March 27 2015
Where? Hotel de Mikuni, 1-18 Wakaba, Shinjuku, Tokyo 東京都新宿区若葉1-18
"Hanadai" grille aux capres salees, garni de pousses de bambou braisees et ragout de pied de porc, "Sansai" frits, a la vinaigrette de champagne
Bruno Paillard Brut Rose Premiere Cuvee NV
Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
(Part of the Japan Rail Trip 2015 Series - a journey through the Tohoku region by rail in Spring 2015)