Monday, February 08, 2010

foodie friday in kyoto

Last Friday, I met up with Tamakikat (who by the way, moved her blog due to photo overload).

Anyway, we went to check out the annual Salon du Chocolat held at JR Kyoto Isetan.

This year, there were 3 new French chocolatiers that I wanted to check out.

I was able to buy some items to try and I'll post about them soon.

After walking around, we had some Babbi gelato before lunch. Usually whenever I try things, I choose chocolatey flavors to be "safe", but I decided to be brave and tried the Fichi (fig) and Pistacchio (pistachio)...both were delicious though I would have wanted the fig to have been more "figgy"....682 yen (about US$6.82)

And then for lunch we checked out Salvatore Cuomo's buffet lunch near Sanjo...1280 yen (about US$12.80). This restaurant is related to the one we had our anniversary dinner at, so you know the food was good.

The wind was icy and the weather quite overcast, but we had lots to eat and great conversation. (Thanks for a great day, TK!)

Pizza Salvatore Cuomo & Grill
90 Nakajima-cho B1F
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone: 075.212.4965

13 comments:

Hannah said...

Oooh, can't wait to hear about the new chocolates!! I'm heading to Paris in a month, so am super keen to know which French chocolatiers are worth it!

Also, well done for branching out on the ice cream flavours - I'd love to find a tasty pistachio ice cream! :D

momijitomitsukoshi said...

All that looks delicious. I can't believe you're eating icecream in winter though. Makes me cold just thinking about it.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Looks yummy.... and great company always makes everything taste better.

K and S said...

Hope you get to try a lot of things while you are there Hannah :) I'm jealous!

I used think it was weird eating ice cream when it is cold too Momiji, but now I do it and it isn't so bad :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

You have had a couple days of chocolate fun--I am jealous! ;-)

K and S said...

Best time to be in Japan Debinhawaii :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, good company does make the day better :)

Take care.
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

Hello Kat! I'm back after a long time of not showing up ^^ (long story). Boy, I miss your blog! I'll be checking out your previous posts.

K and S said...

Hope it wasn't anything serious Mikuru, nice to see you back :)

Take care.
Kat

Paz said...

How fun to meet up with a friend.

Paz

K and S said...

Thanks Paz, it is fun :)

Take care.
Kat

ParisBreakfasts said...

Looks WONDERFUL!!!!

K and S said...

It was PB, it was :) Thank you for introducing me to Salon du Chocolat!

Take care.
Kat