Anniversary Lunch, at Kyoto’s Quarirengué Cafe
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Lunch at Quarirengué Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 66 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 6400 — map & image data
Lunch at Quarirengué
Kyoto, Japan

Yesterday was our twelfth wedding anniversary, so I took Fumie out for lunch.

I'd planned to take her to a particular restaurant I knew, until at almost the last moment I realized that they were closed (doh!), so I had to scramble for a new idea. I checked my go-to resource for restaurant info (Deep Kyoto's post archives) and quickly found one that looked perfect, a review of a cafe named “Quarirengué”. I have no idea how to pronounce it, but it looked nice.

They're mostly open for cakes and coffee, but we were hungry so partook of the two real-food items on the lunch menu: Fumie had the chicken pilaf (seen above), and I had the Japanese-style spicy curry. Both were great, but the pilaf was really great. And very filling.

Both come with a coffee and mini desert...

After-Meal Coffee tasted and smelled as good coffee should: heavenly -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1800 — map & image data
After-Meal Coffee
tasted and smelled as good coffee should: heavenly
Mini Deserts not much larger than a shot glass -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image data
Mini Deserts
not much larger than a shot glass

The setting, as is growingly common, is a restored machiya traditional city house, along the same lines as featured in last year's “An Evening of Eclectic Music Fusion” post, though this time with wooden flooring instead of tatami matting.

The promise of the interesting coffee menu and decedent cake menu remains untested, something we will have to remedy.


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Love the pottery bowls, plates and cups, so japanese…

— comment by luc on May 18th, 2010 at 1:29pm JST (7 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Happy Anniversary! I hope it was a good one.

— comment by Earnest Barr on May 18th, 2010 at 3:52pm JST (7 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

That looks so intimate and delicious. You captured the quaint nature of the place and I can smell the coffee. One of my fondest memories of my travels to Japan is of these small cafe type places. Making me very nostalgic.

— comment by Jon Van Dalen on June 8th, 2010 at 10:05am JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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