Tonight, the hubby and I were up for some Italian food. We haven’t had the pleasure of truly good Italian since moving to Tokyo, but he asked some of his coworkers, and they said that Cafe La Boheme is pretty good. Now, I am definitely not the chain restaurant kinda gal, but I have to admit that this place was pretty tasty. We visited the Azabu-Juban branch, which is only a minute or two saunter from the station. Our dinner was pretty fabulous – appetizer through dessert.
We began our meal with two appetizers: Potato Gnocci with Parmigiano Sauce and the Steamed Asparagus “Gado-gado” Salad with Peanut Dressing.
Here is the potato gnocci. Prognosis? Melt-in-the-mouth! The cheese actually tasted like cheese (amazing for Japan!) and the seasoning was just right.
How the Gado-gado salad was served: covered with a plate and the peanut dressing.
Here is the actual salad – asparagus, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, okra, and lettuce. Not such a great picture, but the salad was delicious!
My main dish: whole wheat spaghettini arrabbiata with the optional extra topping of 5 grilled veggies. The pasta was perfectly al dente, the sauce amazingly zesty, and the veggies grilled just right.
Hubby’s main dish: beef lasagna with eggplant, mushrooms, and spinach. Looked tasty (minus the beef!) He says: “Too classy for me!” LOL.
And two desserts (hey, two of us…!) This is the homemade pudding with a brandy sauce, whipped cream, strawberries, and chopped pistachio nuts. The pudding was super rich and creamy. YUM!
And an array of ice cream and sherbet: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. The best ice cream I have had since coming to Japan.
Overall: excellent experience! Glad that I took the time to go all the way to Azabu-Juban even though I was tired!!
Cafe La Boheme (Azabu-Juban branch):
Address: 1F.2F. Green Court Azabu-juban 2-3-7 Azabu-juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045
Hours: Mon-Sun 11 AM-5AM; LO: 4:15 AM (lunch hour: 11 AM-2 PM non-holiday weekdays only)