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2 February 2016

Foie gras and strawberry, Enoteca Laura, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

About the restaurant of Enoteca Laura at Kagurazaka : http://edst23.blogspot.jp/2015/06/enoteca-laura-kagurazaka-tokyo.html
 
Strawberry is shipped to the market in Japan from late December to early April. The strawberry on early phase is for the Christmas cake as the commercial market. From late January, the taste and flavour of strawberry in market are getting better, sweeter and richer.
The strawberry has also lovely matched with white wine including champagne. This corroboration this small red fruits and white wine were giving more flavour and taste each other.
The combination of foie gras and strawberry is one of the best marriage in the foie gras combination. The combi with Hoshigaki (dried persimmons) in SIGNATURE of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo showed the new marriage of foie gras. The texture and condensed sweetness of dried persimmons were well balanced on the dish. This combi with strawberry show Japanese style European dish.
The sautéed Foie gras were cooked as complete European dish. The scattered strawberry were mixed the cooked ones and raw ones. The cooked ones had got sweeter taste, and the raw one had given the flavour on the dish. The texture of both type of strawberries were also contrasts.
The wine with this dish will be the most difficult to discuss. Champagne must be nice as Bollinger or Recoltant blanc de noir. The sweet wine as Sauternes will be musty and show the identity of itself.
I choose I Giusti & Zanza.

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