Beef, pork, chicken … meat party can be held at cozy dining bar !
I know there’s popular restaurant in Asakusabashi that is posted by my acquaintance on Facebook so requently and I had wanted to go there for a long time.
Fortunately another friend asked me to go there with her the other day. So we went to there.
We didn’t take a reservation and got to the restaurant at 4 p.m. sharp.
Dining Bar Gracia
The chef said he arrange our meals within our budget and taste, though the menu don’t have words “chef’s choice”, “course” and “set”.
I put prices besides those name, but the chef arrange those sizes for four people and some of foods were not on the menu. So, it’s just for reference.
It cost me near 6000 yen in all.
The restaurant is small and have only a counter table and one table there.
At first, we toasted with drinks !
Sudachi sour (すだちサワー) 500 yen
And vegetables were served. Fresh vegetables. We heaved our breast in expectation.
Organic water cress and fruits tomatos salad (有機クレソンとフルーツトマトのサラダ,680 yen)
First meat dish came !
Wagyu Nikomi(和牛煮込み, 480 yen)
Though it looks so fatty, the top quality of Wagyu beef’s fat was light and sweet.
Marinated Jiyou Chickens white meat with miso (滋養鶏ささみの漬け, 780 yen)
Marinated with miso. It had springy texture and was tasty 🙂
It’ll go with Japanese sake !
Cream cheese with dried bonito flakes (クリームチーズのかつおぶしのせ) 600 yen
Cream cheese and unexpectedly went with bonito flakes well.
Such a refreshing taste between meats enabled us eating much meats 🙂
Sous vide of Sendai beef marbled short rib (仙台牛の霜降りカルビの低温ロースト, 1680 yen)
Pickled daikon radish with mustard(大根の芥子漬け, 480 yen)
Oysters and olive (牡蠣とオリーブ)
And the chef gave it to us in special. So, we were four, but there were two oysters only.
Ladies (containing me) could get it 🙂 I was lucky 😛
Marinated chuck flap with Haccho miso (ザブトンの八丁味噌漬け, 980 yen)
Strong taste of Haccho miso made me feel like eating it with rice !
White lever paste. (チャンジャ)
That’s my delight…..I need rice….
Pork steak (トンテキ, 980 yen)
Gracia is so popular as this pork steak ! Yokkaichi pork steak ! Needless to say, this was great ! Thick pork, sweet sauce and cabbage ! There’s exquisite balance !
And I ordered second drink.
Le Sake Erotique NEUF a Levures sauvages 2014 – Obuse Winery (小布施ワイナリー Le Sake Erotique NEUF, ? yen)
Japanese sake made by Obuse winery only once a year.
And that day’s entree appeared !
A5 grade of Miyazaki black beef fillet steak (宮崎牛黒毛和牛A5フィレステーキ 150g, 4980 yen)
Medium rare !
Sauted Shinsyu shimeji, hiratake and maitake with garlic butter (信州しめじ、ひら茸、舞茸のガーリックバター, 880 yen)
Natural grown mushrooms. Every mushrooms were huge. Juicy and tasty.
After we ate those mushrooms up and saw leftover soup. We agreed that we need bread to soak in and ordered some pieces of breads.
After a while , bread was served and we were surprised it.
This is bread of great bakery in Asakusa. We know perikan’s bread can be bought unless we have reservation in advance or wait for a long long hours in line.
THIS IS PERIKAN’S BREAD…. (160 yen)
The chef said “this is the end of the course”.
So, we ordered ramen and curry.
Our acquaintance recommended us to eat ramen and curry if it is on the menus however full we might be.
So we ordered both 😛
Keema curry with Sendai beef (仙台牛のキーマカレー)
Ramen with mussels (ムール貝のラーメン, 700 yen)
Mussels from Mie prefecture. Chicken-based ramen. I was so impressed by the ramen !
“I need second helping….”
Before ordering curry and ramen, we intended to those are last foods, but we could still eat something. So, we ordered another two.
Pork hanging tender (ポークハラミさがり, 880 yen)
Root of beef tongue with salt(タンもと塩, 880 yen)
And one of my friend wanted to eat also dessert, so we ordered it.
Honey croissant with Shinsyu apple and vanilla ice cream(信州りんごとバニラアイスのハニークロワッサン, 780 yen)
Dessert was good, too.
As a whole, everything was delicious and we decided to visit there again soon.