Had 7:00 reservations to celebrate our 1 year anniversary this weekend. To start the evening off we opened a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvee while getting ready. Love that stuff
I had requested the tasting menu which seemed only to be regular menu items with some courses looking like a normal portion size. In no particular order, the fried oyster tasted like breading and balsamic reduction..pass, the Uni crusted scallop was perfectly cooked but didnt seem as good as the sauce it was on (wheres the bread). We were also brought a grilled ½ lobster with risotto, lamb trio, tataki of 3 tunas (I think), green beans and a preparation of noodles, none of which were inspiring. Several pieces of the blacked cod was so blackened, char was all we tasted on a few segments. The best dish was the duck which Ill go back for.
We requested a few glasses of wine to accompany the food but a bottle of Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc was recommended. While the Pinot Blanc was nice, because of the use of soy/tamari in almost every dish, the 2000 Goldeneye we brought worked perfectly. In fact this may be the best part of the evening. We were able to enjoy a great bottle of wine and have food that matched perfectly.
For dessert we were given the bento box. Nice presentation and of the samples given the coconut sorbet and macadamia nut tart were great.
Cons: Some dishes were just okay, service was nice but we had to frequently request more chop sticks and silverware whenever our table was cleared plus dont think they waived the $15.00 corkage fee.
Overall, it was a great evening and glad we tried it, but I think after going to Orris (loved the roquefort buttered fillet mignon) several weeks before and being huge Yabo fans, Mako seems average as far as food goes, average where service is concerned and below average as far as QPR is concerned. Glad we went but dont need to go back Next AOC