Saturday, February 2, 2008

Yakitori Boy

Dinner last night was fantastic. We were seated in a small private room, off to the side, that opened with a sliding shoji-inspired door. Very nice for a celebration for people who like their privacy. The only downside was that the overhead lighting was very dim.

The menu is fabulous, in both its content and its presentation--it's one of the largest picture-menus we have ever seen and the variety of food was extensive. There are soups, offered in different sizes (miso, udon, ramen, tempura with noodles), there are appetizers and sushi, and, the main focus, the Yakitori "Japas"---asian-inspired tapas.

The yakitori are all grilled and served on mini-skewers and are ordered by item. So we had (among all of us) salmon with scallion, chicken liver, chicken skin, ginkgo nuts, chicken with scallion, corn on the cob (slathered with buttery-soy sauce), broccoli, bacon wrapped around mint, salmon neck--there was, I'm sure, more that I can't remember right now.

But we'll be going back next Friday because that's where I'd like to go for my birthday dinner.

And we are getting six more weeks of winter. Why am I not surprised?

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