By 6pm, we made ourself ready heading to the dining room in the ground floor. At the front door, we were so impressed by seeing our name on the dining room board. Small little attention to detail is so touching.
Then the lady lead us to our private room and the waiter served the food one dish after another. All together there are 13 courses dinner meal.
|Persimmon and Apple with Grated Tofu Dressing|
|Sashimi - Sliced of red salmon and arai|
|Baked local chicken, matsutake-mushroom, prawn, sea bream and chestnut in pottery casserole|
|Soy bean milk Chawan-mushi|
|Roasted miso flavour beef wrapped in leaf|
|Tofu of crab and chrysanthemum with ginger miso|
|Deep fried Nameko-mushrooms with grated yam|
|Variety of local mushrooms and vegetables with vinegary dressing|
|Zaru soba spices, wasabi, green onions, grated radish|
|# Steamed rice - the new rice crop of the year|
# Soup with conger pike and water shield
# vegetable pickles
We had a really high expectation in this kaiseki dinner, however, we left a little dissapointed by the end of the meal. I gotta admit that their food decorations were absolutely stunning, a piece of art work in there. But taste wise is hit and miss. I understand that they want to let the produce itself to shine on the plate with freshness and clean taste. Unfortunately, the dishes are lacking in flavours, although not all the dishes, some were quite good though like the assorted appetizer and miso beef.
However, their hospitality was certainly a top knot quality. Very polite, friendly and prompt service.
|Snow Monkey Cloudy Sake|
Once we were back to our room. The futon beds are nicely done for us. Look very thick and soft. We surely will have a good night sleep tonight. Octie Appetie everyone and see you again tomorrow for more journey in this little town.
Stay tuned for the next blog still in Japan: