Sunday, January 9, 2011

A womb and Bosom

In the last week or so I have been fortunate enough to dine at both these exotically named establishments - not 5 minutes from each other.  Only in Japan.  

 A Womb dishes up an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese  - I have had the pleasure of being cocooned there on two occasions - re birthing experience perhaps?   The design conscious space is very "Kyoto Cool" and situated in the middle of small mountainside suburb in Higashiyama's Ichijoji near Shisendo Temple - making it the perfect spot for lunch after you have zenned out on the verandah contemplating the serene garden -its about an 8 minute walk but you will need a map.  The multi-skilled chef also moonlights as a fashion designer with a room upstairs for checking out some of his threads. They also sell some handsome home wares, a few Cd's and the like. Its a damn fine spot to while away an afternoon - I'd move in if they'd let me. 

Bosom serves Italian fare (think being clutched to mama's breast) and is run by an effusive husband and wife team who are addicted to all things Italian and travel regularly to Italy for inspiration. Its not completely authentic but pretty close by Japanese standards. Excellent value, friendly neighbourhood atmosphere and tasty grub.  Its on a corner on Kita Shirakawa dori, on the western side of the road, between Donq bakery cafe and Michael's international supermarket.  Don't blink - you will miss it and I you wouldn't want that to happen. 

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