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Another yummy meal at Kiriko

NAspy | Jul 13, 200403:27 PM

Our local new hotspot, Beacon, was booked to the ceiling on Saturday night, so we managed to slip into Kiriko around 6:30 before the "rush," and had another tasty meal.

This is the first dinner experience I've had there, having had their sushi omakase for lunch (my dining companion was greatly impressed by my facial expressions as I tried each piece), the marinated black cod, and the sushi lunch special. The dinner was truly excellent.

We started with fresh mango wrapped in house smoked salmon, which sounded odd to me, but tasted just wonderful. The Ecuadorian ceviche with shrimp, scallops and whitefish was truly a marvel, both of design and execution, with just enough spice to keep it fascinating, but not overpower the other flavors, which included more fresh mango, tomatoes and red onion. We also had the seared scallop on mushroom risotto, which sat on a drizzled bit of a red chile paste type concoction. The scallops weren't as good as the rest of that dish, but still very enjoyable.

We finished with a selection of sushi -- yellowtail, albacore, maguro, sweet shrimp, and the blue crab roll special. All excellent.

Dessert was a dish of mango sorbet, and a dish of peach sorbet, both of which were a perfect way to end the meal.

One bottle of Pellegrino and one glass of a Chilean Chardonnay (which was GOOD), and the bill was $88 before tip.

Happy campers, us.

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