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Thanksgiving at Roti in Tokyo

Rachel M. | Nov 23, 2001 08:08 PM

Searching around for a place doing Thanksgiving lunch on Friday (various scheduling reasons), we found Roti in Roppongi. The three of us had been to the building before (it's the one with Il Forno, Cyclo, and a branch of Tipness), but Roti was a first for everyone.

We started off with a Caesar-esque salad; nothing particularly special, but good, and we all felt we needed some leaves before we moved on to the turkey. The turkey main dish was excellent--turkey very nicely done, not dried out, with all the fixin's of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, veg, and gravy. Nothing was fancy--it just tasted the way it should, which is what we were all looking for in a Thanksgiving meal. We finished it off by trying three desserts--pumpkin pie, bread pudding, and pecan pie. The pecan pie got inhaled before anyone else got to try it, so I assume it was good, and I can personally vouch for the other two desserts. Bread pudding was a relatively light version, swimming in caramel sauce.

With dinner, we had a nice bottle of some California Viognier--can't remember what, though, as the turkey sent me into the usual food coma.

Only strange part of the afternoon--they had cable radio on, and "Fishheads" came on. Very bizarre junior high school flashback.

Roti has a brunch menu on the weekends with the standard eggs benedict, etc., which we'll be back to try. Always good to add to the brunch repertoire.

Roti
Piramide Bldg. 1F
6-6-9 Roppongi
Tel. 5785-3671

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