Just wanted to give impressions of meal and experience at Nectar last evening. Had incredible experience with a couple of duds. We started off with Sushi Bento for two, which was basic and well prepared. Shrimp roll, crab roll, spicy tuna, and tuna and salmon nigiri. All fresh all good. Next on the agenda was the calamari and edamame dish. This was freakin' amazing! In past experiences the food had come to us after hanging out for a bit and was not piping hot. Last night the calamari was perfectly fried w a corn starch batter, very light and crisp. Adjacent was a bowl of fried edamame with fried shallots and pepper slices. Two dipping sauces of mango and one of hoisin based. Top notch awesomeness....
The next part was disappointing. We ordered the lobster sliders and pork dumplings. Both of these couldn't have been more pedestrian and average. The lobster sliders came as three, were not filled with lobster salad, instead the ratio of lobster to mini buttered bun was off. More bun than anything. The pork dumplings were dense and un-juicy. The sauce they were served with was cold, sweet pear sauce that was unappealing and did nothing to elevate the so-so pork dumplings.
After that we were confused and didn't know what to do so we decided to look around and found wild boar, Chinese sausage and scallions noodle dish. This I can say was the best preparation I have ever had in any kind of restaurant inside or outside the pantheon of authentic or fusiony Asian food. It was sublime the interplay between the smokey boar and sweet spicy sausage, the sauce and the bites of greens. Far and away the best thing i've eaten in a long time.
Our desert was the legendary mini-donuts w three sauces that did not let us down.
All in all we will be back it was great with a couple of duds.
We highly recommend Nectar and in the future we will get some more specials which they had many and we ignored for some reason. The menu is large and I think I got a case of let's try a bunch of stuff syndrome.
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