Auberge Akadama, Oshima-cho
August 13, 2013
The Auberge Akadama is located in the woods near the bridge connecting Oshima Island to the Saikai peninsula in Northern Nagasaki Prefecture. Kent, Linda and I went for lunch on March 30, 2013.
The chef’s experience in Europe is one two-week trip, but he worked for eight years at a French restaurant in Tokyo and so prepares fusion cuisine.
Although there is a wide selection of French wine available, we ordered a carafe of the house sake.
The first course was an interesting eclectic assortment.
At the top left is a flan with tai, or sea bream.
chopped tomatoes and capers on sashimi;
seaweed gelatin, rapeseed blossom and squid;
local tomato (from Oshima;)
squid ink with a squid with a natural curry flavor;
fish liver that spread nicely on the bread;
a tai spring roll;
bagna càuda (well, that is what they said;)
in the middle was a fish and tomato pureé.
Sauteed suzuki, or Japanese sea bass, with squid, local (Oshima) tomatoes and an asparagus spear.
We thoroughly enjoyed this lunch in a spot where one would not expect a fine fusion restaurant. Congratulations to the chef for his imagination and initiative.
1383-4 Oshimacho, Saikai, Nagasaki Prefecture 857-2401