They Garnered One Star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and Serve Tasty Vegetables French Cuisine -Maccarina in Makkari-
October 28th, 2014
Maccarina (マッカリーナ) is a French cuisine restaurant in Makkari villege, Niseko. It is known as the restaurant with accommodations called Auberge. When the Lake Toya Summit carried out in 2008, first ladies in the world ate their dishes and seemed to deepen friendship each other. In addition, they got one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. It is the celebrity restaurant that everyone knows. I heard from my older sister that vegetables were particularly tasty, and I visited here. By the way, ASPERGES (they garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Biei town and Moliere (they garnered three stars in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition) in Sapporo are sister restraunts.
I visited here around 11:30 on weekdays. I did not make a reservation. I was lucky and was able to enter the restraunt by chance. After asking a waiter, generally it seemed to be fulled with visitors or tour visitors. I was really lucky. All the dishes are course dishes. Menu has 3 courses, JPY 3,300 course, JPY 5,500 course and JPY 7,700 course. I ordered the JPY 5,500 course and also ordered a beer-like beverage separately. Because I did not understand table manners, so I would be tense.
As for the French cuisine, a turn of a dish is decided. It is called Russian style to be served one by one dish on a table. Because the dish got cold in cold Russia, it seemed to become so. I think that it is a suitable style for cold Hokkaido. After asking the waiter, they aim at 4 goals, the visitors can enjoy appearance of the dish, a fragrance of the dish, a taste of the dish, and the visitors are full. His waiting on the customers and conversation were great, and I felt comfortable. Meanwhile, last one dish was served. When I left the restaurant, it was around 13:00. Time passed early so as not to think that I stayed for one hour 30 minutes.
The appetizer was a vegetable salad. I enjoyed a texture of various ingredients with beautiful color. Breads were served together, too.
The seasonal vegetable was a roasted Chinese cabbage. Probably it is a simple dish that the Chinese cabbage seasoned with only salt was roasted with an oven. This was outstandingly tasty. I was surprised at a taste of the Chinese cabbage.
The soup was pumpkin soup. The taste was mild, slightly sweet and contained croutons.
The appetizers were uncured ham and persimmons and were served on a triangular dish. I ate the uncured ham and the persimmon separately. Like an uncured ham melon, I regret that I should have eaten the ham and the persimmon together.
As for the main dish, the customers can choose a fish or a meat. I chose the meat. It was a roasted lamb wrapped with Chinese cabbage. Both the vegetables and the lamb were tender and tasty.
The first dessert was a jelly with ginger and pears. Carbonic acid of the ginger ale had fizzy feeling and an interesting texture.
The second dessert was a apple tart. They seemed to roast the dozens apple piled with an oven. It is the tart with 100 % apples.
Drink and Confectionery
Finally the drink and the confectioneries were served. As for the drink, the customers can choose a coffee or a tea. I chose the coffee. Because I ate stylish confectioneries, I was feeling just like Marie Antoinette.
French Cuisine and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (4 Cars). There is also a parking lot near Makkari Onsen|
|Business hours||Summer Season 11:30-14:00, 17:30-20:00
Winter Season 12:00-14:00, 18:00-20:00
|Regular closing day||From May to October Wednesday
From November to April Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||385 333 627*82|
A page of Niseko is here