Yesterday, my Friday class took me out for a lovely lunch! This restaurant is small...only 2 tables and is booked all the time. It is seasonal so the food varies. I also believe that there isn't a menu per se but that all customers are served a 6 course meal (at least that is what we had). It is a beautiful place filled with gorgeous hand made pottery, tatami mats etc. Of course, you have to take off your shoes.
Here are some pictures of the food....they are bit dark due to the restaurant's lighting and I used my cell phone.
The first picture shows there is a bit of cooked octopus on top a bed of steamed mizuna with a lovely sauce, a little dish of black beans with real gold flakes, inside the green "packet" is a little mochi filled with sweet adzuki beans and the little pot had a mix of "kazunoko" (fish eggs) mixed with wasabi mayonnaise and something else which we weren't sure of. There was also a real ginkgo leaf for decoration
Then we were served some sashimi.
Then we had some sushi with a slice of "kabosu" which is a green citrus fruit.
Then we had a piece of salmon that had a sesame crust on it...very delicious.
I forgot to take pictures of the other dishes but our next course was rice, Japanese pickles and soup followed by coffee and a bit of matcha ice cream with black sugar syrup. It was really lovely! Thanks ladies!!!