September 28, 2014

Sophisticated French cuisine of Michelin one star in Hiroo

"Hiramatsu (ひらまつ)" is one of the representing French restaurant in Japan. Mr. Hiramatsu, owner and chef who has won Michelin one star both in Paris and Tokyo runs various restaurants all over Japan. Hiramatsu is also succeeded as a listed company for the first time as an individual French restaurant. Their head restaurant is located in Hiroo (広尾), high-class residential area.
Dining room
Amuse (salty cream puff and cookie) 
Cream pumpkin mousse
Terrine of foie gras
Foie gras wrapped by cabbage (specialty)
Roasted canard
Birthday cake!
Peach compote with peach sorbet (specialty)
Petit four and herb tea 
The restaurant since 1988 is not new but well maintained. The ground floor is reception and cloak, the first floor is for private rooms and the second floor is main dining room. The main dining room is not so large, but many staff was there to provide elegant and sufficient service. Staff was professional and friendly so that guests could feel relaxed.  

Their cuisine was definitely delicious. Minimum and sophisticated. All flavorful essence was presented in the minimum appearance. Nouvelle cuisine doesn't make heavy stomach. From amuse to petit four, the balance was surely calculated. Most of all, conversation with friendly staff was fun and memorable. Such communication made the taste much better. 

The above photos are of set meal of JPY6,000 (excluding tax and 15% service charge) at lunch. Considering the wonderful time, it was reasonable. One thing to improve is narrow space between tables. My rating is 4.8 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!

Hiramatsu (ひらまつ)  

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