My name is all over uni anything. It’s such a stark contrast to a few years ago when uni anything made me gag. The flavors were subtle, but the sweet butteriness of uni was brought out by the fancy buttery and complimented the crunch of the toast. We split each in two, but I woulda been happier with a whole toast to myself.
Brussels Sprouts Hash twice cooked brussels, yukon golds, bacon vinaigrette, poached egg
It is a FACT. Every restaurant this side of 2008 has their version of brussels sprouts. These were pretty good. I liked the incorporation of the soft luscious potatoes. The bacon flavor was pretty subtle. I’m sure the brussels were fried, and so the yolk added only another layer of decadence.
Grilled Prawns “peel and eat” new caledonia blue prawns, thai chimchurri
As much as I wanted to love these, they were a bit overcooked. I liked the dipping sauce, but I could definitely taste some restraint compared to something bold and fully Thai in origin.
I think everything must taste better with yolk. Cooked, it adds decadence as above. Raw, it kinda acts like a binder, adding more cohesion to something like a tartare. Again, the Asian flavors were present, but restrained. I still liked it.
I think this might have been my favorite dish of the night, mostly because of the slaw. I have a penchant for anything pickled and/or citrusy. The slaw and relish really brought a refreshing brightness that undeniable speaks to my stomach heart. Yes, I have a stomach heart.
Earthy roasted mushrooms smothered in richy umami packed gravy. The brioche was the perfect vehicle to soak up all that sauce.
Solid dish, but not particular special.
I think we all started to feel like a sinking ship over capacity at this point. Maybe that’s why we didn’t think these last two dishes were as good? The chicken, was just chicken, but definitely with a good smoky heat. The rice had a great coconut essence, and the jerk sauce added some kick. But again, just chicken.
The wagyu was disappointingly chewy. However, it was seasoned well and it was a nice medium rare. I loved the papaya salad, sweetness balanced out by some citrusy pickled onions.
Our waitress recommended this dessert. It was good, but nothing spectacular. At least it wasn’t too sweet or anything.