It's been a few months since the two uncles met up for a good meal by ourselves, and my friend decided it was his turn to treat me. Ta Vie 旅 is one of our favorite restaurants as we are both fans of Sato-san, and since it is literally a stone's throw away from my office, it seemed like the perfect lunch venue for me.
We decided to take the 5-course short tasting menu, and as it happens, all 5 dishes are familiar to me. Many are among my favorites. And as my friend has been visiting Sato-san with his family since the Tenku RyuGin (天空龍吟) days, he was kind enough to accommodate his cute little daughter - another well-behaved child used to fine dining establishments.