Hayama and surrounds?
- kersizm Jun 17, 2011 04:49 PM
Any recommendations for restaurants in Hayama or easily accessible from Hayama on the Miura-Hanto Peninsula?
Sorry I don't know either of them. Robbie Swinnerton (we're really not the same person) wrote about Piscaria - he actually lives down near there, so I would tend to trust his judgment.
(To make it more confusing, Robbie also wrote up some of our Bento.com listings for that area too.)
re: lost squirrel
So I made it to il rifugio, unfortunately I missed piscaria.
I really enjoyed il rifugio, the location, staff and chef were all charming. They even had gone to the trouble of translating the menu into English for us.
Hayama Beef Carpaccio - Lots of freshly shaved black truffle sitting atop thickly sliced well marbled beef. Really clean beef fat flavour. It was sensational.
White asparagus with poached egg and white truffle - It is pretty impossible to stuff this dish up!
Boneless Shonen pork rib cooked in white wine - 3 large bits of ribs served with cabbage. It was the fat was soft and unctuous.
Slow cooked Hayama beef cheek - So good my girlfriend didn't let me try any!
Panna cotta - served with a berry coulis was the best panna cotta I've tried. No excess of gelatine. Soft and creamy!
Chestnut semifreddo - Looked and smelt good. Tasted a little "icey" for me, however, the flavours were clear.
Hot chocolate - Really good italian hot chocolate (nuff said!)
Honestly, one of the best italian meals of my life. Considering I had eaten at Aronia two nights earlier, it was hard to fault, excepting the minor icey taste of the semifreddo.
My girlfriend was bugging me to do a day trip from Tokyo to eat there for lunch! ;)