Went to Morimoto last week. For those who don't know, Morimoto is one of the Iron Chefs and his meatpacking district restaurant is considered one of the best Japanese spots in NYC. Had a delicious tasting menu and this marked the first time I dropped $170 on a meal for one, but it most definitely won't be the last. Everything was fresh and delicious, beautifully presented and thought out. We opted to sit at the bar- the best seat in the house.
As dish after dish was presented infront of us we couldn't help but Ooooh and Aaaah over every little detail. A tiny carefully placed mushroom here, a delicate little flower there was craftfully scooped up by our chop sticks. I'm pretty sure there was at least 8 high-fives. Some of the highlights below.
Toro tartare - osetra caviar, sour cream, wasabi, dashi-soy,
Oyster foie gras - market oysters, foie gras, uni, teriyaki sauce,
Whole roasted lobster “épice” - garam masala, lemon crème fraîche,
16 oz. tajima wagyu ny strip,
house smoked salmon ravioli - japanese sweet yams, salmon roe, yuzu gelee,
ishi yaki buri bop - yellowtail on rice cooked at your table in a hot stone bowl.