Lunch at ete

Lunch at ete

at ete on 8 November 2021
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Ete is a tiny place with just one table for six people and an even tinier kitchen. Chef Natsuko Shoji works there with her small team but still finds time to manage the entire front office. Yes, it is only six people, but still there is serving the dishes, clearing the plates and making sure everybody has wine and water. All of these tasks get disposed off with a causal easiness which is stunning.
Her food is plated with the beauty one is accustomed from her world famous cakes. However, most importantly the taste of her dishes is of the highest level. She kicks you off with uni toast with a restraint uni taste, following with a gazpacho like dish of shrimp in a tomato broth.
The two main course where her famous Amadai, this time seasonally in a Matsutake soup and a beef stew covered with truffles. Great layering of flavors and taste.
This the second time I ate her food (and not the cakes) and I think it is very good. I would eat it with great pleasure sitting outside on her bench in the garden. Being inside and experiencing her marvelous hospitality makes this a great meal.

French Japanese
9 / 10