Must haves at Morimoto?
My girlfriend and I will be dining at Morimoto next weekend; neither of us have been and are very much looking forward to it. From apps to entrees to desserts, what are the must eats?
(within walking distance, post-dinner dessert recs appreciated as well!)
Thanks very much!
Get one of the omikazes. It's a great way to try all of his stuff (if he is ever there anymore).
I went there with my husband and we got the omakase for $120 and the sake flight for $30 to accompany our meal. It was pretty fantastic, and the restaurant itself is really well designed.
From what I recall, this is what we got.
O-Toro tuna tartare in a light soy sauce
Kumamoto oysters (3)
Scallop carpaccio with lime oil
Jackfish sashimi w/watercress salad & yuzu vinaigrette (delish)
Lemon grass sorbet
8-spice steamed lobster
kobe beef seared
sushi (yellowtail, toro, some clam, jackfish, red snapper)
chocolate soufflet w/lavender mousse... the mousse was outstanding
Enjoy! And report back.
If you order the $120 omakase, this is an approximation of what you will receive...
Toro tartare topped with scallions and osetra caviar.
Some type of oyster sampler. There were three quarter-sized oysters, each topped with something different (japanese salsa, thai fish sauce, and ceviche).
Scallop carpaccio topped with ginger and warm oil.
A black vinegar "soda" intermezzo
Seared Wagyu Beef "sashimi" topped with cilantro oil and abalone.
A sushi sampler
Dessert was a sweet potato cake accompanied by some type of cream and berry.