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sushi202 Sep 15, 2008 10:36 AM

What's the best (or quirkiest) tasting menu you've had here? Looking to try something new... Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: sushi202 Sep 15, 2008 11:28 AM

    Quirkiest might not be the best way to describe it, but for a different angle on tasting menus I would suggest Restaurant 561.

    http://561restaurant.com/

    1. tatertotsrock RE: sushi202 Sep 15, 2008 11:35 AM

      I've really enjoyed the "art" of the tasting menu at SONA.
      So many random things that I would never had thought of putting together worked out great.
      EX: Fois gras (how do you spell it), aspic, and creame fraiche parfait as a dessert. It was amazing..along with everyhting else we had.
      2x

      I've also really enjoyed HATFIELDS (a few fun quirky things)
      and of course BASHAN. Their amuses are always a delight!

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        bulavinaka RE: sushi202 Sep 15, 2008 01:02 PM

        Considering your Chow-name, you might have tried izakaya food and may have enjoyed it. A much more highly stylized version of "small plates" experience where terms like quality, focus and skill are tied to relevance, immediacy and intimacy. You may have considered either kappo or koryori-ya style cuisine as well, which can be similar to if not exactly like a tasting menu, particularly if the place offers kaiseki. You have? You want it? Well, (here we go again:)) check out this monster post from Exilekiss...

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557338

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