Weekend in Paris: Japanese Dinner and a Good Night Sleep
The restaurant of choice was Soleil de Kyoto, a dimly lit dining establishment that offers genuine and very delicious Japanese cuisine. When we entered, the French speaking Japanese waiter greeted us with in his heavily-accented “bon soir” and ushered us to a four-seater table. Like the usual Dutch customary in restaurants, he first asked what we would like to drink. We ordered half a bottle of Cote du Rhone as our bodies are aching for something that can relax it.
The ober (waiter) came back with the wine and asked us to sample it. But hey with a stomach yearning for food, the need to decide on the quality of the wine is the last thing on our mind. Although the wine didn’t disappoint anyway. So we ordered right away, the Petit Bateau, a plate of sushi and sashimi. It doesnt sound that much (yes, it is petit) but after devouring the plat, we realized that we’re not that voracious when it comes to pigging out.
As as side ordered we had Ravioli Japanese, a dish that I have learned to love despite the initial hesitation while I was still in my country.
First thing I love about Paris: The availability of half bottle wines. I haven’t seen any half-bottle wine selling in Gall n Gall, Albert Heijn or Lidl here. It can be very helpful especially for people like me who doesn’t know when to stop when it comes with wines.