Matt and I have so much fun going to new restaurants in a new city. But we have to keep an eye on ourselves or our wallet might explode (implode?!)
We’ve declared once a week a date night to try a new place. Tonight was it!
After much debate about the fat raindrops falling from the sky upon our departure, we ended up driving. And since we were driving, we drove downtown and took advantage of the longer distance in an automobile, saving the closer restaurants for a walk / bike night.
We’ve eyed TEN multiple times and have never gone inside. Tonight we felt like something different, so modern Japanese sounded great.
Very cool swank!!
We requested lots of natural light and ended up sitting in the lounge area. It was a bit hard to eat, but the lighting was worth it 🙂
Great view! We even spotted ANDREA on her way out of work!!
Matt ordered a sake. I’ve never been a huge fan – it reminds me of vodka! Blech! HOWEVER, this sake was quite delicious with the FOOD! The spicy, salty sushi and soy sauce we had complimented it so well.
We went with 4 different items on the menu
Starting with "lightly grilled mackerel." I’d never had mackerel but I know it’s on all the "best fish" lists for omega-3s, so I decided we should try it (we have come to love sardines, herring and of course salmon). It tasted a lot like sardines – but a bit milder. And I loved the seaweed bed!
The soy sauce here was better than any I’ve ever had!!
Second we had Green Tea Soba noodles with shrimp and mushrooms. LOVED them. I love soba noodles a lot, but they are so expensive! I need to find an Asian store to get some for less.
We ordered two rolls – a Tuna + Glazed Honey roll that was sooooo smoky and delicious
Best. Sushi. Ever.
Some kind of white fish, avocado, raspberry and a raspberry syrup. It was INCREDIBLE!
After dinner we went for a short walk
Which led us straight to:
I had raspberry on the brain!! I never order sorbet, but raspberry was so fresh on my tongue and mind, I had to have more. I got a coconut + raspberry sorbet gelato – out of this world good. Matt got pistachio + butter pecan!
Look who’s been hiding from me all week!! He peeked out to say hello 🙂
About to embark on 2 weeks of complete [and very fun] travel madness. Up, up and away!