I'm finally going to Sugiyama. For a first-timer with a not-unlimited budget, which menu makes the most sense? Will the standard "modern kaiseki" suffice, or is it advisable/necessary to break the bank and go for one of the chef's choice menus?
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat. Read more.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.