Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Niseko Life

Mt. Yotei stands opposite of the ski slopes so on a clear day, we can view it. There isn't as much snow as usual this year so the mountain isn't all white yet.
Yotei san is fondly known as the Fuji san of the north.
Each year, Niseko attracts new ventures, whether in housing, shops or restaurants. As I walked along the main road, I found a new Elvis kebab shack, near SkiJapan. It looks pretty good!
The Barn was a new restaurant last year and we visited there a few times for their awesome chocolate fondue! The Barn changed ownership so now it features French set course fare. On Monday evening, we had a nice, filling dinner.
It was another date night for us as our friends had yet to arrive.
We decided on an early dinner then onsen afterwards.
My first course was the Mugibuta terrine with green salad. Pretty yummy. The lettuce here is amazing!
The Barn has a great atmophere and decor!
Second course was Duck Confit with vegetables. The duck was so tender that it slid off the bones.
Russ had the sea bream with some mashed potatoes and vegetables. Also great!
Banana tart with vanilla ice cream for dessert
While The Barn is good, the value of Shunsai is unmatched for its 6 course menu for half the price. There are so many new upscale restaurants here in the village.

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