Il Pleut Surla Seine (2012-06-24)
On our visit the three tightly-packed tables inside the shop were
occupied but we
wouldn't have chosen to sit there even if they weren't when there was
spaciou terrace seating.
We went there for their famous cakes but changed our minds after
spotting tubs of sorbets in the fridge. We didn't see the boss
himself but another chef politely took our orders. After paying,
he personally went outside the doors to direct us to the tables.
All four tables were empty when we took our seats but filled up soon afterwards. To our surprise, he served us our sorbets himself which was presented prettily in a chilled bowl. We thought we would just be eating them out of their containers!
Several minutes passed, the chef returned with complimentary
I don't know what we did to deserve such special attention as no other
tables got any treats and they were served by a waitress, not the chef.
As for the sorbets, the oval-shaped scoop topped with a large almond
florentine looked much bigger than the small tubs we saw in the
fridge. It was also ultra creamy; so silky you'd think it was ice
cream. The pear sorbet was delicious but the passionfruit was too
tart for my liking.
The surprise of the day was the free ice cream sandwich that we
absolutely loved. The vanilla ice cream was velvety and the nutty
cookies crispy yet chewy.
A return trip is planned for that ice cream sandwich (and perhaps be chased with a piece of cake or so?).
Il Pleut Surla Seine 2/F Daikanyama
Forum, Sarugakucho 17-16 Tel: 3476-5211
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