Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sitting at the counter, you have some idea what's coming. Which doesn't really reduce the impact of getting this. Ostensibly, it's a starter of turban shell (which is my half-assed attempt at translating sazae. Can we stick with the original names?). In practice, it's a ton of fresh and lightly worked vegetables in artful preparations. With raspberry sauce, and cashew cream sauce. And a canelé. And a little anise powder on the side of the plate as a reference.
second time on this trip. Purple cauliflower. Sweet potato and pumpkin. And some mysterious thing that may have been roasted negi but made someone and I sit up and say wow, separately.
Clearly Anis is on the 'ladies love it' side of the spectrum due to the vegetation and portioning. Someone and I discussed this and feel bad that we're so Americanized in our tastes now as to say anything like that. No idea what a place this good is doing in a tiny station like this, toiling away and doing awesome work. But I would go again in a flash, especially for dinner when there would be some roasty meat on the spit.
That's a nice day right there.