Beignet, a French restaurant in central Osaka, is aptly named. In English a “beignet” is a “fritter,” and given Beignet’s chosen fare — a marriage of French cuisine and kushiage (fried vegetables and meat on a skewer) — the name is a no-brainer.

I had Beignet down on my list of new additions in the Umeda district to check out. The restaurant opened at the beginning of 2017, but it wasn’t until our meal ended and I was chatting with the sommelier that I learned that Beignet happens to be a first cousin of Liaison (both are operated by the “The Dining” company), another excellent French restaurant located in nearby Fukushima Ward.

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