Went last night for the first time and would highly recommend it. This is their second menu, which started sometime in November and should run almost through the end of January. I don’t want to comment too much on everything as to not ruin the experience, but here are some high level notes.
Once again, there was a seasonal story being told, progressing from summer to winter. The dishes are both forward and backward looking in that many dishes contained an ingredient from the prior dish, as well as an ingredient that will be in the subsequent dish.
Definitely enough food for me. The meal goes through a few progressions of alternating back between savory and sweet, which breaks up the meal nicely. No misses, with everything mostly delicious, and a few standing out as highly memorable. Based on @PorkyBelly’s report, not too many repeats from the prior menu (french onion soup, and a more progressed version of the carrot dish).
Wine pairings ($175) were quite nice, including one instance where the wine’s character substantially changed with the food. Well worth it for me, but right now I am into wine. Nothing odd or obscure necessarily, they just elevated the meal. My dining companion opted for a non-alcoholic option ($60), which was mostly juices and some tea.
For me, was the perfect vibe for fine dining. Not too serious, but intimate and FUN.
Juice of summer strawberry and caviar:
ode on the judiete cabbage:
lobster, cumber, bernaise:
flavors of chamomile:
maitake mushroof, rosemary, barrel aged onion:
french onion soup:
orelys, corn, maple
(white chocolate bars)
persimmon and maple:
oil painting for uni
(included short rib)
braised combu, apples:
canard a la press, pineapple, hato mugi:
(dish came in two parts)
merignue of cinnamon with foie gras:
coffee and cigar:
a breath of winter:
(served on a plate of ice)