Saturday, June 22, 2013


Michiko, my reliable source of Osaka gourmet information since highschool time, insisted that I go to Calendrier, what she calls the best French in Osaka.

Approximate cost is from 15,000yen per person for dinner but their lunch course is a great value for money. It works out at around 15,000 yen for two.  This is a 5 course menu from hors d'oeuvre to dessert.

Hors d'oeuvre is the famous foie-gras soup croquette in a sugar cube size. The key is to eat it in one bite o enjoy the unique foie-gras flavour soup in your mouth.

Entree is grilled scallop and summer vegetable with gazpacho souce. This was a fresh summary dish.

The course was followed by the fish of the day. The butter sauce wasn't as thickly as it looks and encourages extra piece of bread for 'mopping'!

Meat dish was duck and seasonal vegetables with green mustard sauce. You mus eat the vegetable, duck and the sauce at once. I ordered the 3rd piece of bread at this stage....

After a palette cleanser of basil sorbet and watermelon, a dessert trolley came around to the table. I regretted to have asked for "smaller portion". There were too small!

The restaurant staff saw us off until we turned the street corner. It is worth visiting if you are looking for a French restaurant in Osaka.


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