|California Street Next to Tadich Grill|
|Suckling Pig with Pear|
|Work of Art Sashimi|
This evening was all about the food. The menu is broken up into Starters, Seconds, Entrees and Dessert. The portions are gracious so I could only go with a Starter and and Entree. We all started out with an Amuse Bouche of a small Grilled Cheese with a small cup of Potato Leek Soup. It was creamy and welcome after coming in off the cold night city streets.
|Ricotta, Pepper and Honey on Toast Anti Bread and Butter|
What I found more fun was their toast served with a small cup of warm ricotta with black pepper and honey spread, now that was unique and tasty, sweet and savory. Some of the folks ordered Oysters which I had to try they were tender and very sweet. I ordered the Suckling Pig with Green Garlic and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of food I got. My friend Kim ordered the Sashimi which was sprinkled with Smoked Soy Salt and Christine ordered the traditional Ahi Poki which is prepared at the table. I would have considered this a pretty great evening of eating at this point and we had not even gotten to our entrees.
|Black Cod and Sweet and Sour Pork|
|Lobster Pot Pie|
On to the Entrees. When ever I see Black Cod I order it and I guess I was not the only one that has that food desire. Only thing I did not notice or pay attention to was that it did come with another portion of pork so my intention to try to eat at least one plate as a healthy plate somewhat failed. Our host Yumin and Kim also ordered the Black Cod and it lived up to it's reputation, it was cooked perfectly. Black Cod is a tender white flaky fish with some oil and a good amount of moisture it has a lot of flavor. Christine was kind enough to let me try one of her perfectly cooked Scallops and Tracy shared with us a glimpse of her deconstructed Lobster Pot Pie.
|The Cake melts in your mouth and the white Balls are frozen on the outside and Liquid on the inside|