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Last week’s dinner, epic for The Cat.

Started with a text to Chef H, our menu choices: Caesar Salad, lobster bisque, crab cake, Vitello Tonnato (to try), lobster risotto, and souffle for dessert.

Chef responded “Looking at the menu … I say leave it to Chef.”

Ok, sigh, he has never steered us wrong.

To The Cat, from Chef

The Cat’s cocktail.

Watermelon Martini

Chef’s tasting menu: Lobster Bisque, lobster in cognac, flamed at table (The Mouse didn’t take a pic).

Caesar Salad

Extra anchovies on the side for The Mouse. Nom!

Crab Cake

Black bean sauce, tomato coulis, tropical fruit garnish.

Vitello Tonnato

Yellowfin Ahi sashimi, oven-roasted veal, white tuna sauce, pesto and caper vinaigrette. The Mouse wanted to try based on the menu description. Try try. The Mouse thinks, could’ve used a shoyu wasabi (or Coleman mustard) dipping sauce, but don’t tell Chef. Jus’ The Mouse’s Asian palate.

Yuzu Sorbet

Palate cleanser. The Mouse could eat a bucket of this.

Wagyu Rib Eye, Morel Mushrooms, White Asparagus, Lobster Risotto

Chef (restaurant) flew the white asparagus in from Holland. Jet lag. Hee hee.

Grand Marnier Souffle

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Fireworks

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Orange Peel Fire Fountain

The Mouse always loves this part.

Banana Foster

Chef loves presenting this dessert. Locally grown apple bananas.

See? Told ya epic. If you notice, all of the items listed/requested were on the menu and more. So publicly, it’s Chef’s choice menu, but The Mouse privately had some input. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Last weekend, time shift and all. Hee hee.

The Place

We tried it once before, seemed like they were aiming toward a younger crowd. Last week, the lunch crowd seemed more The Mouse’s age. Maybe it was a re-branding? Dunno.

Matcha Tea

A good start.

Meal Accompaniments

Pickles, side (fried fish cake), salad, miso soup.

So far so good.

Ordered something The Mouse hasn’t tried before.

Ahi Zuke and Yamaimo Don

Soy sauce based marinated ahi sashimi and mountain yam over rice. Yum.

And, a little something to “cleanse the palate” at the end.

Yuzu Sorbet

Overall, a little pricey, definitely not cheap eats. A nice occasional treat “once in a blue moon”. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Our favorite, Sushi Izakaya Gaku.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

 

The Cat's Shōchū and Sake sample

The Cat’s Shōchū and Sake sample

 

Shoyu Marinated Daikon

Shoyu Marinated Daikon

 

Fish Bone Crackers

Fish Bone Crackers

 

Oysters on the Half Shell

Oysters on the Half Shell

Highpoint of the dinner (the oysters).

Chawanmushi (Savory Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi (Savory Egg Custard)

 

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama

 

Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab Tempura)

Spider Roll (Soft Shell Crab Tempura)

 

Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

Even the tomatoes were slightly steamed. Yum.

Kabocha

Kabocha

 

Hamachi Nigiri

Hamachi Nigiri

Another highpoint of the dinner.

Azuki Beans with Mochi Balls and Green Tea Ice Cream

Azuki Beans with Mochi Balls and Green Tea Ice Cream

 

Yuzu Sorbet with Lilikoi Gel

Yuzu Sorbet with Lilikoi Gel

The yuzu sorbet, awesome! The lilikoi gel, not so much, just okay.

That ends the weekend of eating. Now back to our regular programming. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Soup!

Saturday. The Cat and The Mouse worked later than planned. Dinner at Utage.

Oxtail Soup!

Oxtail Soup!

With lots of Chinese parsley! Yay!

And Oxtail!

And oxtail!

Yay! yay!

Yuzu Sorbet

Yuzu Sorbet

According to server, imported from Japan. Very refreshing.

Dinner includes soup or salad, drink, and dessert (except for the yuzu sorbet). Good deal.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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