Friday, January 16, 2015


Phil is in town. He contacted me to have lunch the other day.

After waiting for a table, we had a nice lunch at Cercle in Nakazaki-cho...950 yen (tax included)

Starters were their sweet potato soup, a pâté with pickles, broccoli terrine and some kind of mousse.

We both chose the chicken roti. This was served with a porcini and assorted mushroom sauce.

The tables all have these cute drawers for you to get your utensils and other things like plates and napkins from.

The shop is tiny and the portions of food are kinda tiny too.

Even if the food was good, guys (and maybe some gals), I think you may be hungry after eating here...

We then went for coffee at Utena...400 yen (tax included)

This cafe is very laid back and quiet, with jazz playing in the background.

Loved the interior, really retro.

Omiyage (souvenirs) from Phil.

Since we last met, he's been working in Lyon, France, he was so sweet to bring me a foodie French magazine and some chocolates by Chocolat des Princes (a local chocolatier).

I've been using google translate to read the magazine...

I couldn't believe how many chocolates fit inside that box! I shared with Satoshi, they were delicious! (click on the photo to see what each one was)

It was a great day, lots of catching up, lots of good food!

Thanks for a great day Phil! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan.

Lots of re-connecting this week, have a nice weekend everyone!

3-1-8 Nakazaki
Kita, Osaka
Phone: 06.6373.6232
Lunch: 11:30-15:00, Dinner: 18:00-22:00
Closed Tuesdays

1-8-23 Nakazaki-nishi
Kita, Osaka
Phone: 06.6372.1612
Hours: 13:00-22:00
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Chocolat des Princes
49, rue Franklin
69002 LYON


K said...

I love that reflective coffee cup!

KirkK said...

What a nice meal Kat!

K and S said...

it was pretty K!

it was Kirk :)

Take care you two.