One of my favourite little French spots in Kyoto town (and yes there are a few) is Blanc Pierre or as I keep calling it Pierre Blanc. I must be dyslexic in French.
Housed in a clean, modern space it is a joy just to sit and breath in the cooking aromas. I like to perch myself at the counter with a glass of wine and watch the chef work, occasionally glancing towards their tiny garden through the glass back wall.
I seem to have come over all Francophilian this week with what will amount to 3 French restaurant posts for Kyoto within a very short span . Needless to say I love the French-Japanese communion.
And with Kyoto being sister city to Paris... well there are some pretty wonderful French eateries, boulangerie and patisserie to get stuck into .
I'll be brief, as I'm supposed to be working, and just give you a squiz at the kind of dishes you might expect in their lunch course - for 3200y pp. All very good.
Above is a teensy Wagyu fritter amuse bouche
Chilled silken sweet potato soup with vanilla oil. I could eat this every day.
Very well executed pork terrine with mustard (starter)
Seared Foie Gras on sauteed mushrooms (starter)
The famous foie gras haambagu - foie gras encased in luscious, garlicky beef mince.
Tender Duck from France with honey and local vegetables
Chocolate gateaux with vanilla ice cream
Refreshing citrus ice cream, jelly and fruit