Ever since the TY Express restaurant, Cicada moved to the Aoyama/Omotesando area, I definitely frequent the restaurant more often. And I have to say I love their food! So when my mama and papa came to visit, I knew I wanted to take them there. So off to Cicada (シカダ).
It was still a bit chilly outside but we opted to sit on their terrace. It was bright, covered and warmly heated. I already new that we were going to have the Lunch Course. It’s a three course meal. It comes with your choice of 1 tapas or mezze, 1 seafood or meat dish or weekly lunch, and 1 dessert or cheese. It’s served with ice tea, and finished with tour choice of cafe.
We were served our warm bread that is made next door at Breadworks. All the bread is made on the property. It’s served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I decided to order my favorite, Moroccan Crab Cakes. These are to DIE for!! And the portions are huge–but I basically finished them all to myself, sharing a few bites with my parents. hahaha
You can see all the crab meat packed inside. Its deliciously spicy and I could eat these any day!
My mama decided on the Greek Horiatiki Salad with Feta and Kalamata Olives. This salad was big, and I had some too. I loved the huge chunks of feta cheese and who doesn’t love kalamata olives.
My papa had the Roasted Calamari Stuffed with Prosciutto. This was so delish.
Inside the calamari.
Now on two our main dishes. This is also my absolute favorite–Pan-Roasted Scallops with Faro and Maitake Risotto. I love anything with scallops and this is no different!
My mama chose the Grilled Moroccan Swordfish with Stuffed Roasted Pepper. She loved it.
My papa ordered the Grilled Snapper with Clams and Herb Nage.
We were all getting so full, but now it’s on to the desserts!! I had the Pistachio Creme Brûlée. It’s also gigantic and I shared it with my parents, and we still couldn’t finish it all.
My mama loves chocolate. So she couldn’t pass up the Super Rich Warm Valrhona 70% Cacao Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Gelato. I snuck a bite and it was divine!
My papa tried the Tirimisu. It was a good choice for him, as it wasn’t too sweet and definitely had more of an adult taste. I tried it, it wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I would order it on my own. I like my desserts a tad bit sweeter. Go fig! hahaha.
We ended our meal with our choice of cafe. My mama and I went for the CICADA Original Moroccan Mint Tea. I love how flagrant this tea is. It definitely hits the spot.
My dad, the coffee lover went for a hot Caffe latte.
The meal was so relaxing and my parents really enjoyed it. We were completely full and needed to walk around for a couple of hours to settle our stomaches. Where do you like to go for a filling meal? What are favorite lunch spots?
ms fancy pants tokyo & a funny picture we saw later that day