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L'Atelier de NOTO - Wajima City's Famous French Restaurant
Did you know that in Noto, Ishikawa prefecture, there is a French restaurant run by a chef who has been trained at a top class restaurant in France? At L'Atelier de NOTO you can taste exquisite dishes made with local fresh ingredients.
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A French Restaurant in Noto's Wajima, the City of Gourmet Food
Ishikawa prefecture is often called a "repository of delicious food". In the Noto Peninsula, which faces the Sea of Japan, there is bountiful fresh seafood that is a genuine treat. Did you know that in Wajima, a city located in the Noto Peninsula, thereis a French restaurant run by a chef who learned the art of cooking at a top French restaurant in Europe? Or that the dishes created by this chef, who was born in Wajima, have been receiving a lot of attention recently among the fans of gourmet food? Today we will introduce to you the secretly famous L'Atelier de NOTO, a restaurant where exquisite French cuisine is made with local ingredients.
L'Atelier de NOTO is found at a few minutes walk from the Asaichi area in Wajima. Surrounded by a quiet residential area, the original building used to be a traditional house. It has been renovated, and now, the modern interior is one of the characteristic features for which L'Atelier de NOTO is known.
In the elegant interior using wooden furniture or in the beautifully illuminated inner garden, you can find the distinguished atmosphere of old, traditional Japan.
The Irresistible Appeal of the Exquisite Dishes Made with Local Ingredients
Noto Roast Beef with Fresh Vegetables
The chef, Ikehata Toshiya, was born in the Noto Peninsula and is a first class cooking master, having been trained at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a famous restaurant in France. L'Atelier de NOTO has been opened in 2014 and offers only course meals. It is a dining place where you can enjoy authentic French cuisine for an affordable price in comparison to the Tokyo area, so we highly recommend it to gourmet food enthusiasts.
Bavarian cream with ginger, fig compote and sorbet
Marinated mackerel with lemon flavored foam
Noto confit with foie gras
Seabass fried with bread, garnished with Chutney sauce made with tomatoes and red paprika
All the dishes that are brought one after another are made using local seabass and Noto beef. Through this menu, you get to know the depth of Noto's food culture, which is another unique feature of this restaurant. In addition to the delicious taste and visual appeal of this food, every bite makes you smile when you realize that the chef has put all his heart and feelings for his hometown in these dishes.
The Elegant Interior and Polite Service Characteristic to Noto
Sitting at your table, you will be able to see the chef himself enjoying conversation with the guests. The warmhearted personality of the chef is probably another reason behind L'Atelier de NOTO's countrywide popularity.
Wajima is famous for the local lacquerware which is a precious element of Japanese culture, as well as for the fresh seafood one can find at Asaichi Market. The city has been gaining popularity as a sightseeing destination. If you have the occasion of visiting Wajima, do pay a visit to L'Atelier de NOTO. The delicious cuisine and the wonderful service you will enjoy at this restaurant will make you want to come again!