June 25, 2012

Michelin French, Tour d' Argent

In Akasaka (赤坂), there is a branch of "La Tour d'Argent (トゥールダルジャン)", a restaurant in Paris which got the Michelin one star both in Paris in Tokyo. The fame of this restaurant would be the world No.1 as French and canard cuisine. The Tokyo's branch is located on the lobby floor of the Hotel New Otani in Akasaka. 

But we can easily forget that we are in a hotel. After we passed the entrance, there is a blue long corridor with a lot of decorations which proves its high reputation. After that, a wide and bright main dining room with french classic style is showing up. The gorgeous time starts.
Crab with cream of root celery
Foie gras with mango sauce
Cream soup with truffle
Tour d'Argent's specialty "Canard a la Marco Polo"
All the dishes are served by blue plates with the restaurant's punch mark. The taste is of course good but not so specifically impressive. Only their specialty of "Canard a la Marco Polo" is distinctive. Either good or bad, each dish is average and we may taste much better ones in other restaurants in Tokyo nowadays more reasonably. Even so, the level of service is very high and the elegance gave us high satisfaction and good time. 

The selection of wines is also good (but very expensive). If you go to dinner, around JPY30,000 per person would be necessary( in terms of cost performance, I can't say it's high.) But it would be good to experience at once to know the world's famous taste. My rating is 3.4 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!

La Tour d'Argent (トゥールダルジャン) http://www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/restaurant/tour/

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