Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Diva at the Met

March 26, 2014

Octopus w black risotto & japanese eggplant - 2+

J's comment > octopus extremely tender; risotto creamy and a really good match w the octopus; eggplant also tender, making it a nice sidekick to the octopus

Diva roll: Tempura nori roll w smoked black cod, shiso leaf & ponzu - 2+

J's comment > excellent tempura fry exterior, very crisp on the outside whilst still maintaining the essence of a sushi roll on the inside; ponzu a tad too much though

Diva black cod w pomme purée, asparagus, celery nage - 2+

J's comment > cod cooked beautifully; pomme puree melted like butter in my mouth; could have used just a tad more nage (the sauce) though.

Thrice cooked kennebec fries w truffle mayo, chipotle aioli & spicy ketchup - 2

J's comment > I think the 'thrice-cooked' method dried the fries out; the sauces, esp the truffle mayo were really good though.

Complimentary bread and butter-  2

J's comment > breads were OK, butter was unsalted :(

Tiramisu w star anise anglaise - 2

J's comment > not bad, strangely the tiramisu was creamy as expected, but it could have been more moist; star anise flavor not very pronounced (good thing for me)

Raspberry lemon tart w meringue, biscuit tulle, raspberry sorbet, mint gel - 2

J's comment > not bad, but the tart shell completely shatters when you dig into it, and the lemon filling was on the watery side too, making it impossible to get a held-together bite to your mouth; interesting take on the meringue (that's the crumbly white pieces on the tart) but had the strong egg-white scent that I dislike (yes, it IS possible to have meringue without the egg white scent - see the pavlova from Central Bistro)


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Labels: downtown, fine dining, hotel, howe, moderniste cuisine, power lunch, western

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