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Megu Report

New Orleanianette (long) | Dec 8, 2005 10:07 AM

After you guys helped me pick out what to order, I decided to report back.

We all did the omakase menu though unfortunately the man who was paying requested a few items and these were invariably my least favorite.

First, we had the best dish of the night by far: tuna sashimi in a wasabi cream sauce and avocado. I've never tasted Toro so meltingly good. Then we had grilled asparagus wrapped in peanuts...I found this to be bitter and unpleasant.
Then we had Edamame trees, their token appetizer...they tasted like ordinary edamame to me, though the presentation was quite grand, complete with blue lighting...but really just edamame for $12 that were hard to pull off the "trees".
We also had a grilled hamachi with cabbage and peanuts that was decent.
Next we had the famous Kobe Grill...it was very good, but I'm not much of a meat person...it was nothing spectacular, in my opinion. Maybe because I prefer fish.
Then we had a hamachi sashimi in aged soy sauce and chili peppers, which I found quite pleasant, but I acutally scraped off the sauce because I thought it overpowered the delicate flavor of the fish.
Finally, we had an assortment of sushi (salmon, tuna, hamachi and mackerel), which was good but not extraordinary.
The dessert tray was very impressive--the green tea crepe mousse was fantastic--like many thin crepes layered between a green tea mousse. He also had some very tasty and creative ice creams, and a chocolate nectarine molten cake. I was still hungry at the end of meal so I filled up on desserts.
We also drank several bottles of very good sake and started the meal with potent "saketinis".
In the end, for 6 people, the meal was $1400. I think it was a good meal, but not the best I've had in New York, and probably not worth the money. (all except the very first toro appetizer which was heavenly.)

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