Aziza Tasting Menu and Nojo recommendations please
Going to Aziza tomorrow night for the first time. Should we get the tasting menu or just choose from the regular menu? Thoughts please.
Also - trying out Nojo tonight. Similar situation... Omakase dinner? or are there any recommendations on the menu that are must tries? The other option is to order the omakase + some extra items.
At Aziza last week and only three of us had three apps, four entrees, but no desserts. IMVHO the green farro with scallops was absolutely phenomenal and can not be missed and the 'spreads' course was wonderful as well, well the short ribs were perfect, oh yeh the duck confit basteeya rocked as well, oops forgot the cannot be missed chicken wings. Needless to say, you cannot go wrong, what a fabulous place.
Nojo's chawanmushi is a must try. I haven't had one so tender, delicate, delightful. I found the chicken yakitori a bit disappointing esp. compared to Ippuku. Not a ton of flavor and missing the smokiness of charcoal. I think even the chicken skin was rather chewy. So I guess I'd focus on the other things on the menu. Dessert (eastwest mashup) is interesting.