Monday, January 30, 2012 at 1:25PM
Seabass, truffle and ponzu jelly. Just fabulous - silky soft fish, acidic ponzu and earthen truffle.
Grilled crab with avocado, was the only real let down of the meal. It lacked flavour, and the continuous soft texture meant it was really quite boring.
Tuna rolls were well balanced - beautiful fresh tuna, with spicy sauce. Lobster tempura roll (which I failed to take a picture of), was strange to say the least. The tempura-ed lobster wasn't actually in the sushi, but next to it, making it irritating to eat and adding nothing to the actual taste. More sushi arrived. Foie gras with eel, was soon to become my favourite maki roll ever. The lightly grilled foie gras, that had become soft, melted perfectly into the sweetness of the eel. This was sushi heaven. Wagyu sushi, with foie gras, was good but nothing I'd have to run back for. I'm not entirely convinced beef has a place in sushi and this confirmed my thoughts, in this case it was too chewy to work correctly with the rice.
When the bill arrived at the end of the meal, The Boyfriend took one look before making the face he normally reserves for my shoe purchases. In fact, it was at least two weeks before he actually told me. £160, or in other words, a pair of Jimmy Choo's on sale. Impressive, given we didn't order any alcohol, although we did order food for practically four.