Tuesday, June 09, 2015

pasticceria amarena

Yesterday I got to meet up with my host-mom and my host-brother's wife for lunch.

We went to Pasticceria Amarena in Ashiya.

They had 3 types of prix fixe menus...one with pasta, one with steak and the other with both steak and pasta.

We were kind of shocked that there wasn't one with a fish choice.

We ordered 2 pasta prix fixes and one with both the steak and pasta (and shared the steak).

Sorry there aren't many photos, I was busy talking and eating...

The meal started out with an amuse bouche...a spoonful of duck and pine nuts (super tasty), the duck really tender!

pretty terrine #latergram #lunch #amarena #ashiya #hyogo #japan Next was this pretty salmon terrine.

Loved the grapefruit "salsa".

Then the pasta (we all chose the bacon with truffle and mushrooms). The sauce was a cream sauce, super rich.

And then the steak...super tender with thinly sliced root veggies. Talk about melt in your mouth!

Dessert was from their bakery.

berry crostata #latergram #amarena #ashiya #hyogo #japan I chose the berry crostata, lots of berries, loved the crust.

My host-mom chose their Sicilia (pistachio mousse and raspberry), super refreshing.

My host-brother's wife chose their Cassata (ricotta cheese mousse with lots of nuts and candied fruits).

It was a late lunch but a really nice gathering. (Thank you!)

Pasticceria Amarena
2-4 Chayanocho
Ashiya, Hyogo
Phone: 0797.35.5516
Closed Wednesdays
Lunch: 11:30-14:00, Cafe 14:00-16:00, Dinner 18:00-21:30
*reservations advised


KirkK said...

You've been eating really well recently Kat!

K and S said...

not as good as you guys, Kirk, all that foie gras!!

Take care.

K said...

So steak, pasta, or steak? Sounds like my kind of place - haha!

K and S said...

lol K :)

Take care.