Dining at Komi: Any suggestions?
My wife and I are dining at Komi this week for a birthday celebration. I know that there is a tasting menu option or that one can order from the menu itself. Any suggestions for a "dining strategy" or prefereed entrees? Thanks.
re: Joe H
Just to clarify woodleyparkhound's statement about pricing...
The $125 price does not include the referenced five glass pairing. That sets you back another $68. Soooo...the degustazione with the five glasses of wine will cost each person $193 ($212.30 w/tax and likely around $253 w/tax and tip).
That said, our dinner at Komi two Saturdays ago was very, very good. We opted for the dinner and three glass pairing and left plenty full and with plenty of good taste memories. The current menu posted appears to be current for August 6th. Whichever way you go, the kitchen chooses your mezzethakia and you only get to weigh in with any allergy or 'food issue' qualifications. You'll likely find some of your favorite flavors of the night come from these numerous small items. We had some lovely crudo, a couple subtle salmon preps, a decadent mini BLT, several other items, and, of course, the famed exploding caesar salad and dates with mascarpone.
If you end up choosing a pasta course, the spaghetti with sea urchin and crab is great. If you like the idea of the perfect seaside view in your mouth, this dish distills the essence of a clean ocean-scape in a meal. If you don't dig seafood, the boulettas are also excellent. Very pillow-y. I kept being reminded of marshmallows as I ate the pasta. They aren't sweet, but the texture and consistency is like a firm, homemade marshmallow. That's meant as a positive!
As for mains (again assuming you don't do the degustazione), the suckling pig is outstanding. The skin is so rich and crispy and a beautiful color. The pork meat is very succulent and tender and slightly smokey. Accompaniments are major flavor explosions of spicy, cool, tart, etc.
If you like grappa, get the grappa with chamomile. Divine.
However you go, you'll very likely have an exceptional meal and experience.