Friday, February 17, 2012


There is a company that has wine shops around Japan and overseas called Enoteca.

We have one in Osaka and they have a little cafe/bar towards the back of the shop.

I've always wanted to try their food, so one weekend, when Satoshi didn't have his language class, we went to check out their lunch menu.

I ordered the lasagna...1155 yen and Satoshi ordered the beef stew...945 yen

Both dishes came with some bread, a salad and a beverage.

You can choose a hot beverage like coffee or tea, soft drinks or wine. Since we were in a wine shop, Satoshi and I both chose red wine.

The wine they gave us was a 2010 Montes Merlot (Chile)...medium body and really nice for the dishes we chose.

My lasagna came screaming hot while Satoshi said his dish was kinda lukewarm.

He said it tasted good but wished it had been served a little hotter.

He did enjoy mopping up his stew and the end of my lasagna with the bread.

We want to try their pupus (appetizers) on their evening menu...we'll be back.

Herbis Plaza 2F
Nishi-Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6343.7175
Open 11:00-22:30, closed when Herbis Plaza is.

It's Friday here, hope you have a great weekend!


Kris said...

Seems like I've heard of an Enoteca in Seattle? I will have to check...

K said...

Yum, lasagna would be good on a cold day like today here!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I know I should be making erudite, clever comments on the wine, etc., but I'm focusing on the potato salad accenting the salad greens because I'm craving potato salad now.

I haven't said it in a while, Kat: Keep up the excellent, consistent work on your blog! I really appreciate your dedication and efforts!

K and S said...

I wonder if they are the same Kris?! That would be cool if they were.

Hope you get something warm, K!

Lol Anon, hope you get some potato salad :)

Take care everyone.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Now I'm craving lasagna! Sorry Satoshi's stew wasn't hot...that happened to me with soup a week ago...and I should have sent it back but I was hungry :)

K and S said...

we rarely send anything back Lizzy, we should though :)

Take care.

Japan Australia said...

Looks like a good deal and includes a class of wine :)

Japan Australia

Rowena said...

Enoteca is a dangerous word for us, as we almost always leave the place with a bottle (or 2) in our hands. Oooh...which brings up a question. I know you only received glasses of wine but if you wanted to buy a bottle and weren't able to finish it all, do places in Japan allow you to bring the unfinished bottle home? We always ask first, pre-order, and so far have had no negative responses. They usually bring a plastic cork.

K and S said...

so true J-A!

We've never gotten a bottle before Rowena, so I'm not sure what happens if we didn't finish it. Though knowing Satoshi he would finish it :)

Take care you two.

Lalique said...

greetings to you from Turkey

lovely blog

K and S said...

Thanks Lalique :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks good but you do have to have piping hot stew in my opinion. ;-)

K and S said...

we really should have sent the stew back Deb :)

Take care.