Monday, January 20, 2014

foodie friday in osaka

IMG_4954 On Friday, I got a chance to meet P of FoodPorn.Osaka.

He is leaving Japan at the end of the month and was nice enough to contact me to meet up.

After exchanging several emails, we decided to have lunch at Il Beccafico.

The restaurant has 2 seatings for lunch (12:00 & 13:00), P got their 1st seating at 12:00.

It is a teeny restaurant located on the 2nd floor of a building that is about 100 years old! (seriously)

The steps were very steep and narrow.

Their lunch menu is pre-set...assorted appetizers & pasta...1000 yen.

If you wanted coffee and/or dessert after lunch or a drink during lunch that would be extra.

Click on the photo to see what types of appetizers we had.

My favorite was the chicken cutlet. The breading was really crispy and had fennel seeds here and there.

IMG_4956 The pasta was an Amatriciana style.

After lunch, we walked to one of P's favorite coffee spots in the area, Filter.

IMG_4957 It is a cozy cafe with sofas and coffee tables (like a living room), perfect for chatting or just "zoning out".

Before walking back to Umeda, we stopped into Boulangerie Takagi.

I picked up these breads, which Satoshi and I had for breakfast the next day. I hope P enjoyed the ones he picked up.

It was fun to finally meet P in person and talk about this and that.

Thanks for a great day P!

Il Beccafico
1-23-30 Edobori, Dakota House 2F
Nishi-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6449.9611
Closed: Tuesdays
Hours: 12:00-14:00, 18:00-24:00

Filter UPDATE: 3/2014 closed indefinitely
3-5-20 Nakanoshima
Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6447.8550
Closed: Mondays
Hours: 9:00-20:00

18 comments:

Rowena... said...

OK, so P doesn't want his name revealed but what about his camera? I took a look at the site and was wow'd by the quality of the images. Omigarsh! will you divulge this info? ^-^

K and S said...

on the day we met up he used his smartphone, we didn't talk about cameras, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

oh well, it was worth the suspense :-(

K and S said...

Rowena, I'll email and ask him :)
Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

Me too!! Me too!!! I like know camera info too!!

K and S said...

hey Rowena & Jalna, he said he uses a Panasonic GF2, though he's thinking about upgrading to a GX7.

Take care you two :)
Kat

K and S said...

he said he also uses Panasonic Leica 25 mm / F1.4 lens too :)

jalna said...

Aaaaaahhh . . . thank you for getting the info, Kat!!

Phil said...

Hi Kat! Thanks again for a great day out. It was lots of fun! I really enjoyed the bread I picked up from Takagi :)

Hehe you can refer to me as Phil. Thanks for the link to my blog. Nice of your friends to check it out!

Cheers,
Phil.

K and S said...

lol I debated about using your name Phil, because you said some of your friends don't know you have a blog...I'm happy we got to meet up, had lots of fun! :)

no prob, Jalna :)

Take care you two!
Kat

K said...

Yum, looks like a great food and friend day!

K and S said...

it was a great day K!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

heh heh....glad I'm not the only camera person on here. Thanx for the info - I've been eyeing compacts and it was great of Phil to share the info. ^-^

K and S said...

hope you get a new toy soon Rowena :)

jalna said...

OMG Kat . . . I've been looking into the GX7 and it looks awesome. I'm seriously thinking of switching from my beloved Canon 5D2, mostly because my gear is so heavy and it's getting harder and harder lugging um all around. Thank you soooo much for getting the info.

K and S said...

I hope you get a new camera too Jalna :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

I just had to chime in on jalna's last comment...

mostly because my gear is so heavy and it's getting harder and harder lugging um all around

...sounds like me!

K and S said...

hope you'll be able to get a new camera too, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat