|Fake candles were on our table. It's almost as if they recall some sort of alleged fire to cloth napkin that may have occurred at our table last year.|
Mk (sans X - much to her chagrin what with the pictures of sushi torture we kept sending to her during the meal) and new frenemy, "Active" Goat T* accompanied us for a night of fishy fun.
(*I'm still deciding on a proper blog identity for our new frenemy.)
The Restaurant Week menu was decent but I must admit, I did enjoy our first outing better even if it did involve the dreaded snow crab and asparagus in a soy gelatin cube. I think it was the amazing sea urchin we had in 2011 and its absence at this 2012 offering that makes me a bit biased.
There was a staggering amount of sushi offered at the last venture and this time was no different.
|I got the fanciest seal sushi rest. Just thought I'd gloat a little.|
|For starters: a soup!|
|A really good clear fish broth with tofu. It was light, and supremely tasty despite its looks.|
|As always, a tuna carpaccio is a beautiful thing|
|H1 could not manage all that sushi, and had a tuna sashimi bowl instead. But to start with, there was some grilled duck. It was okay but not a winner. Clearly we made the ill decision of not getting the kakuni!|
|Sadly, the lobster tempura was not that good this time. I don't know what it was but I don't think they got a good fry on it.|
|Eggplants are always a good time and cooked in a soy broth makes it for a better time.|
|This is still the most beautiful piece of sushi ever to come out of a fish. The fatty tuna is a Master. I ate it last. Because you know, the best had to be saved for last. (and you hope no one steals it before you get to it).|
|Eel! I think it was the first time Active Goat had eel. She was not really loving it. I've always loved eel. This one was just okay.|
|See that white one next to the yellowtail? It's a sea scallop and it tasted lovely. I'll have to make a mental note.|
|Tasmania: not only known for Devils? There was quite the bit of citron paste on this and may have taken away from the fish a little but it was still interesting.|
|Now this unassuming tofu was quite the surprise. It was creamy and not the texture any of us were at all expecting. It was custard like and I was loving it as I do all things custard.|
|Finally, dessert. It was a refreshing ending and that green tea ice-cream was pretty good but not as good as Cafe Zaiya's.|
There may have to be another visit to the Blue Pig in the near future.
It was definitely a fun Friday evening with frenemies that ended with our sitting on a bench near 10 p.m. enjoying bacon and sharing laughs.