Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trip to NYC (December 2010)...Dinner at Wasan

We were back in East Village for dinner. We got together with another friend of mine and two of his colleagues. My friend picked a brand-new Japanese place, Wasan, where they serve Japanese cuisine with market “New York” ingredients. Two executive chefs have many years of experiences in fine dining both in Japan and New York. They also have a in-house Japanese sommelier.

Our sommelier’s pick…we had Kubota Junmai Genshu. Super pure.

We had the prix-fixe menu.

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Sea urchin tofu (amuse-bouche).
My first course was sashimi plate. I also tasted Foie-gras sushi, which my friend ordered.

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The next course was Steam-fried chicken on an individual ceramic pot (kind of like stemless donabe!).
Uni-don (sea urchin over rice) and miso soup.

Some of us had the beef harami and vegetables. They were cooked on a hot stone plate at the table. How fun!
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Dessert was Tofu flan.

Especially since the restaurant was so brand new, I thought they have some room for improvement here and there, but overall, both the food and service was good and I enjoyed dining here. I had such a wonderful time with the wonderful friends!