[Tokyo] Birthday Celebration at 3* L'Effervescence

A wonderful birthday celebration last week at 3* L'Effervescence where I also celebrated my birthday 7 years ago in 2016! We loved our experience here - the restaurant is like an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. It was our first time back after L'Effervescence was awarded 3 Michelin stars in 2021. Sustainability continues to be a theme here from ingredients sourcing to cooking methods. One of the most impressive dish was the artisanal salad with 60 vegetables each prepared differently - some as is, some pickled or grilled. To show their respect for the producers, we were given a card with a list of the artisan farmers and their respective products. The other highlight was the risotto with the creamy fugu shirako and housemade caviar - I wasn’t sure about the warm caviar at first but it acted wonderfully as a salt agent.

Omotenashi cocktail, bouquet of vegetable crisps, tofu sour cream

{Underwater Forest}
Housemade caviar, fugu shirako, sasanishiki risotto

{Genesis of Civilization}
Potato focaccia, sourdough

{Ars Longa, Vita Brevis}
Artisanal Vegetables

{Fixed Point}
Tokyo turnip complexity and simplicity

Grilled Amadai with whey and its fumet, Jerusalem artichoke, chrysanthemum flowers, lemon

Kyoto duck wood-fired over local mizunara oak from Hinohara Village in Tokyo, port sauce, beets, spinach

Duck thigh and scallop ravioli with celery root soup

Artisanal Japanese Cheeses

My birthday celebratory plate!

{New Chapter}
Aged chestnut, Japanese oolong tea ice cream, apple

Lemon choux / Peanut financier / Apple mousse nutmeg / Rosemary cream sando / Wase mandarin, crystal / Chocolate, ginger / Matcha / World Peace

2-26-4 Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0031
Tel: +81 03-5766-9500


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