Tableside Fish De-Boning?
I was at Spezie a couple weeks ago, and I *think* I saw a waiter de-bone a fish for a customer.
Is this common in DC? Fine Dining?
Who else offers this?
At a spanish restaurant, my friend's fish baked in salt was deboned, at his request, although I prefer the salt crust on the fish. At Renato's (italian restaurant) in Potomac, whole fish is regularly deboned at the diner's request, after presentation.
D'Acqua, downtown DC does a beautiful presentation. I had Orata and Rockfish this weekend, both were baked in salt and de-boned tableside. Served with olive oil, lemon and a simple arugula salad. lovely.
Bangkok 54 on Columbia Pike in Arlington does this as well. I was a bit surprised, but they do a good job of it.