cerca trova : seek and you will find
It was over many delicious meals and glasses (sometimes bottles) of wine when we lived in Japan that I intently listened to and encouraged a dear friend who dreamed of opening a restaurant. To make the dream come alive this friend went to cooking school, worked in a restaurant to learn more, practiced and perfected cooking methods and basically lived and breathed food.
About a year ago cerca trova opened. When we returned to the town we used to live in we headed to the restaurant to surprise and congratulate said friend. Simple and elegant, serving beautiful food... including creme brulee to die for.