In case you have not heard, Atlanta's best sushi chef is now running a $78 fixed price 15-17 course menu. I'll admit I was skeptical, having had some tasting menus lately that were heavy on "creativity" and rather low on deliciousness.
We went last night. It was truly incredible. Worth every penny. Save up two dinners at more mediocre places and treat youself. Each "course" really consists of several different elements that compliment each other. I'm not going to go in to detail, but I will say that it was one of those dinners when everyone at the table takes a bite, closes their eyes, and tries not to make moaning sounds. One highlight was the kobe beef slice wrapped around a bit of foie gras. Soto himself comes to the table to pour warm sauce on top, which causes the fois gras to begin to melt, etc. Fantastic. Of course, the seafood is the highlight. Too many things to even describe. Why has Cliff of Bill or John not reviewed this yet? Are they too busy visitng and keeping the new developments to themselves?
I don't see how Soto can continue to offer that amount of premium foods at that price. When my husband (who is not prone to hyperbole) told Soto that that was the best meal of his life, Soto did mention that business is "difficult". Atlanta - heed the call! We cannot aford to lose something like this. Reservations required, three seatings per evening.
Further discussion of other's experiences with Soto's fixed price, including pictures, can be found at atlantacuisine.com.