Saturday, March 5, 2011
O'hara et CIE, which is one the best competitions I can think of.
Biodynamico and just as awesome. Cream soup in the glass. Spicy tomato sauce-simmered burdock to the right. Pumpkin mousse. But the vegetables in the back row were all tremendous in their own ways - very precise, boiling, spicing, pickling, grilling. Happiness from the first bite, and I would value this by itself at at least half the price of the whole lunch.
Funny, looking back the starter and pork were wonderful, and that sorta paid for the cost of the lunch. If you thought of the other three courses as a bonus, you too would come away very happy with the value performance as well as filled up by the quantity.
Oh man, I almost forgot - with lunch they do all-you-can-drink sparkling wine. It was either Y1k or Y1.5k, which should clue you in to the quality of the wine, but still.