The Nocturnal Flower

The Nocturnal Flower

9 Jul, 2017

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A city that creates a rather enticing conundrum, also never fails to take my breath away with every trip. If Tokyo were a man, he would probably make the best boyfriend, with countless new tricks up his sleeve! In a place where time is sensitive and aesthetics is a way of life, I just found one of the best fine dining experiences I have ever had.

 
 

Florilege is a Japanese–French fusion restaurant, that is hard to spot as it is hard to make reservations. In a quiet street on the outskirts of Shibuya, was a garrison of romantic nature and art. There were only countertop seats, with the kitchen as a stage. So as you enjoy a gargantua 12–course meal, you get to view a truly exemplary showcase of Japanese perfection, meticulously crafted to the great artistry of culinary nocturne. 

 
 
 
Sugar Cane with Corn

Sugar Cane with Corn

Edamame Ice Cream & Zucchini Flower

Edamame Ice Cream & Zucchini Flower

Challans Duck served different ways

Challans Duck served different ways

 
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It is quick to figure that Chef Hiroyasu Kawate and his team truly mirrors the provenance of their seasonal ingredients. I particularly enjoyed their Edamame Ice Cream with Zucchini Flower (above) from appetizers, the Miyazaki Crab Soup with greens served from the crab's habitat, as well as the Miyazaki Milk Ice Cream in dessert.

Having wine with a fancy dinner like this would seem called for, but I highly recommend the juice pairing when you are at Florilege . One of which, surprisingly came in a soup bowl, is part of their ever–so–seductive juice pairing menu! When lady luck has the time to sprinkle some truffle salt on me, I hope to be able to get another reservation here someday.


Photographs taken with iPhone 6plus
by Tokyo Mode Addict

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