This former 18th-century post office is now a charming hotel located in one of Bayeux’s oldest quarters, close to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. My favourite part of the hotel is the lounge, where you can relax by the fireplace, sipping Calvados, while being surrounded by pictures of the celebrities the hotel has welcome over the ...
One of the ubiquitous family restaurant in Japan (ファミレス) : Saizeriya. I actually like it, the “Italian” food they serve is simple, not too bad, and amazingly cheap. Only ¥3,000 for all you can see on the pictures, including the wine ! Quite popular for dates too :)
We have been there dozens of times so it was about time to shoot a small video. I apologise in advance for the background music : at one point, there’s some Céline Dion !
Great place not too far from Hiroshima. Their grilled chicken is just amazing. It’s a restaurant for mountain bandits, but I’m sure Loeildutako can take you there :)
Restaurants come and go in Kagurazaka but if a new Sushi Place opens, it attracts a lot of people. A lot more than usual for other openings. Even Salary men venture outside Ramen & Tonkatsu to bite some raw fish laid on rice ! Truth is, I too wanted to try this new place but ...
Another great dinner at Uomaru !
The epitome of good taste ! Shot somewhere in Kagurazaka.
Contemporary decoration in an old house, amazing sea view. A cuisine that changes with the seasons and the produce available at the market. Seaweed salads, locally grown seafood, raw fish specials, half lobster, roast pigeon, steamed bass. Excellent food, and plenty of opportunities for digestive walks around Le Moulin à Vent in La Hague, Normandy.
I wasn’t going to upload more food photos this week but since @uzaigaijin and @_sparkplug kindly expressed their appreciation for such quality shots, here are a few more. As often, those were taken at lunch time in Kagurazaka.
Took me a while to realise that this sign read Kirin Beer !
Lovely place for an afternoon tea with delicious cakes or a simple lunch !
Having a café with my friend. Behind us, a Japanese girl studying. I met her later in the evening when going out to buy food for dinner. She probably spent the whole afternoon in that café, studying. Something quite common in Japan, a country where a home is often less comfortable than a café for ...
Enjoying the food, the beer, the music or the service ? Perhaps the combination :) By the way, the silent mode of the 5D Mark III is a nice addition : it allows me to take such snapshots without being noticed.
Eating Sashimis in Kagurazaka.
Nice looking sign (but poor message) at a fast food entrance in Akiba.
Dinner at Yebisu Bar in Kagurazaka, with my 5D Mark III. With a usable ISO range that goes up to 6400, the 24-105mm/f4L mounted on a 5D Mark III becomes even more versatile. Those shots – apart from the last one – were done at f/4, ISO 5000 !
Very professional handling of our seashells by our Japanese waitress. She could be a hand model… like George :D – if you don’t get the joke, you’re either too young or too old ;-) But hey, never too late to discover one of the major TV show from the 90′s : video.
Our favourite place for lunch in Kawaguchiko. Great food and relaxing atmosphere. If you don’t have a reservation (we never have), make sure to be there slightly before 12:00 as the place fills up quickly !
Excellent food and coffee at the top of Enoshima.
All the friends who have visited us in Kaguraka know this place ! Nothing quite like a simple & good Japanese restaurant in Japan : friendly staff, noisy but in a pleasant way, good food and seldom expensive. What else to ask for ? ;-)
I pity the fools who look down at Japanese beers and won’t give it a try ! To the others, Cheers and have a nice weekend :-)