The other day, I met up with Kazumi. She introduced me to her dentist, so now I plan to go to him instead of the one I've been going to, Kazumi's dentist has better rapport.
After our appointments, we decided to have some coffee then maybe dinner...
Instead of having coffee though, we did some of Kazumi's errands and ended up at a tapas bar near Yodoyabashi, Faro D el Poniente.
Choose daily tapas from their refrigerated cases, salads from another. And order hot items from their picture menus.
We started out with Banderilla...a slice of iwashi (sardine), cornichon, olive & sport pepper, salty & spicy...delicious.
Next, champiñones al ajillo...this came bubbling hot!
Mushrooms and slices of garlic soaking in bubbling olive oil, a little chili in there too.
Perfect with some sliced baguette.
Assorted tapas: (from left to right) fried squid with zucchini, fried olives with eggplant & red bell pepper, and crab salad.
I liked the fried olive one best.
Russian style potato salad...potato salad with tuna in it.
Tasty and sort of reminded me of something I've had in Hawaii.
Country style frittata, a fluffy omlette filled with potato, green beans, bits of chorizo...delicious!
A serving of cold rice salad, delicious and a great way to offset some of the oily foods.
Cinnamon sherbert for dessert.
This was unusual but delicious, cinnamon flavor and hints of citrus too.
Espresso to end.
We enjoyed all the items we chose, and it was nice chatting...total with a glass of wine and glass of sparkling wine, 6150 yen. Like most bars in Japan, they allow smoking, so this was the only part we didn't enjoy. (Thank you Kazumi!)
I told Satoshi about this place and he wants to check them out, so we'll be back.
Faro D el Poniente
Closed on Mondays