Yesterday after Satoshi went to work, he picked up some dessert for us. He couldn't decide and ended up getting 8 different flavors of Mochi Cream. Hawaii has a counter in Shirokiya.
Sakura (cherry blossom), Beni-imo (purple sweet potato), Caramel macchiato, Kuromame kinako (black bean powdered soy bean), Zunda mame (soy bean), Blueberry, Cafe au lait and Chocolate.
I took two bites from each and gave Satoshi the other half. They were all really good and blueberry was my favorite.Today Satoshi had the day off, so we went to say our prayers for the New Year. This is called hatsumode. One of the shrines we go to every year holds the god for the feet. We go to this shrine to pray that our feet/legs will be strong enough to carry us through another year. Another temple that we go to is to pray for success, so that the new year will bring success at work.After going to various places to pray, we headed to Ikeda, to try a new Italian place.
Lucci is small and only seats 8 at a counter, but the 20-something year old chef/owner, is very personable and the service is very good.
We both had the lunch A (1000 yen about US$10). This included a salad, your choice of pasta from the specials, dessert and coffee or tea.
I chose the tomato sauce pasta with pancetta and green beans, Satoshi chose the cream pasta with pumpkin. We tasted each others choices and both were very good.
Dessert was a blanc mange (like a pannacotta), flavored with an apple liquer. Not too sweet and just the right amount...I think we'll be back.
Tomorrow everyone goes back to work, hope you have a good week.
Days off are not decided, call before going