November 22, 2013

Michelin one star French restaurant in Ginza

On weekend, I went to a French restaurant named "GINZA chez omo (銀座 シェトモ)" with a friend. The restaurant is located on the 11th and 12th floors of POLA building along the Chuo St. of Ginza (銀座), a posh shopping district. Without reservation, we may not have entered. Chez tomo is very popular particularly among women cause they won one star of Michelin Tokyo, they provide light modern cuisine reasonably, one of their specialty, assorted vegetables is popular for health conscious women, etc.  
High ceiling of "GINZA chez tomo"
Starter (quail terrine, mushroom soup and foie gras mousse) 
Bread and butter 
Second starter (assorted vegetables)
Cod cake
Ingredients of dessert
Peach platter (peach juice, peach jelly and peach ice cream)
Interior of chez tomo is sparkling white and clean. Stylish. With vaulted ceiling, the restaurant is filled with sense of release. Basic lunch set meal costs JPY3,200 with 10% service charge. It consists of first starter, second starter, main dish, dessert and coffee. The second starter was fixed as their specialty "assorted 28-30 different vegetables", but we could choose favorite one from many options in other each category.

True to the reputation, the taste and presentation of chez tomo were sophisticated modern French cuisine. The first starter comprised quail terrine, mushroom soup and foie gras mousse was favorable. Good choice for tasting three different tastes in one plate! As for their specialty, assorted vegetables was....fresh but just normal:). Even so, it was true that the vegetables alleviated our guilty feeling of eating much.

The interesting performance was at dessert. Staff showed us four different ingredients of dessert, and explained how they would make. We decided just with inspiration, and got excited what dessert would be served in reality. Peach platter I had ordered was just like my imagination, and the fresh taste was very nice.

All the tables were fully occupied and seemed busy, but the service was tactful. Since the atmosphere is elegant but casual, we could stay long for chatting even after eating. But the restaurant is mostly dominated by women, men may hesitate to enter... My rating is 3.7 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!

GINZA chez tomo (銀座 シェトモ)

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