A meal at Pierre Gagniare Tokyo is one to be savoured, it’s a gloriously lengthly process where food should be enjoyed, thought about and talked about. We sat with views of the famous Tokyo tower and glittering city skyline. It’s apt that this French inspired restaurant overlooks the Japanese version of the Eiffel Tower.
Our first foray into the food was an autumnal themed creation served on a natural wood platter. A collection of autumn hues with scattered leaves. A tiny ball of chestnut paste laced with truffle and salt and topped with a toasted hazelnut was sweet and tasty. Two ‘pomme soufflé’ were dusted with sumac and were lighter than air; a crispy air filled pillow of deliciousness. Last, two rusty orange twisted grisini with a base of red sweet pepper; intensely satisfying. The most dainty collection of cold starters arrives next including a wedge of yellow beet with orange, acidulated celery and figs with cucumber and sesame. The beetroot is crunchy and juicy, with a subtle earthiness lifted by the orange. Wow.