Lunch at Fuji was sublime, as usual. I tried to analyze the parts, and realized it was far more than pristine fish and innovative hot foods served at the Sushi bar.
There is the atmosphere of being pampered--the (aah... or ah ha experience) of being in the hands of a Master--being taken care of, surprised, delighted.
We never order. We just trust Matt to delight us. First arrival was a tiny demitasse of a custard-soup concoction. No one would have ordered that, but it set the tone.
I spotted Kamomoto (sp) oysters, and couldn't resist. I'm going to hesitate before ordering oysters somewhere else.
Next was the best shad roe, crisp fried, but moist and succulent inside, atop a lovely mixed green salad. (You have to imagine the murmerings of total bliss that escape our mouths while this is going on).
The next offering was three different pieces of fish--amberjack, tuna, and a third white piece whose name escapes me. The ultimate in quality--hard to describe for me in my blissed out state.
We were almost full, but requested one more Sushi serving--tuna in this case.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the parts. EVen though folks who order from the menu get a great meal, the best way to experience Fuji is to place yourself in Matt's hands, and let him decide what you will eat.
The check came to $33, including tax. Unbelievable.
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