I was gonna do a collage of my dinner at Esora but reducing all them food pix into tiny little pix just ain't gonna do them justice. The Baker-at-Home and me got in at the tail-end of their Summer menu season, just a week before they switched to their Autumn menu. The last time I was there was back in June of last year. This is another amazing three-hour dinning experience that we both missed immensely for over a year. We actually made reservations for early this year but the Lockdown started and, well, you know the rest.
That evening we decided to forgo the sake and wine tasting menu and went for a full bottle of sake instead. I'm not kidding when I say the Baker-at-Home has become sort of an amateur sake connoisseur. When we were at Mustard Seed a couple weeks ago, she went for the sake tasting menu while I nursed a cold Japanese beer instead. Anyway, with social distancing at Esora, that meant less patrons but looking at how busy the staff already were that night, it's hard to imagine how much busier they would be with more folks to serve. It's an 8-course meal sprinkled with insightful conversation nuggets with the talented staff, and that's all coming from the Baker-at-Home. I'm the introvert one in the relationship. Hah!
|Grilled Hamaguri - Chiba kujo negi, hanaho|
|Kue - Nagasaki eggplant, wasabina|
|Omi Wagyu - Okaki Farm akazu, manganji pepper|
|Akamutsu Donabe - Fukuoka watercress|
|Wasanbon Caramel ice-cream, honey truffle, sweet potato|