Tuesday, January 09, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Last night was the first of a number of restaurant week meals I will be enjoying this week. The plan had originally been to go to Zola with four friends but when 6:45 rolled around and I was the only one even remotely ready to be there for our reservations at 7 so we had to cancel. I managed to convince my roommate to still go to Perry’s across the street so I finally after 6 months of living a quarter of a block away went to my neighborhood sushi restaurant.

The RW menu offering was very good and included all sorts of enticing sounding dishes. I ended up ordering the sushi for the main course simply because that is what I think of when I think of Perry’s and had never tried it. It certainly did not let me down, but I’ll come back to that. I choose to get the paired wine as selected by the sommelier based on my course choices and selected the Chicken Gumbo soup for my first course. The wine came out first and was absolutely fantastic!

They brought me a Riesling (erbes urziger riesling kabinett 2004-5 mosel germany ) that was easily one of the best somewhat sweeter wines I’ve ever tasted; while I’m not usually a fan of sweeter wines this was by far an exception. The soup was also extremely good with shrimp, sausage and peppers. The two went very well together.
Next was this wine: gentilini robola 2004 cephalonia Greece, which was also extremely good and had a light and crisp taste. The sushi included eel, salmon, tuna, shrimp, a couple I’m not sure about and a California roll. All of it was extremely good as well.
Finally there was a nice dessert wine (bruno verdi sangue di guida ) which was less my type of thing then the Riesling but was not bad for a desert wine. The desert was a lemon Pannacotta with raspberry syrup and couscous. I would not steer away from a meal at Perry’s if it were an option.
Today for lunch was my second time at Café Atlantico and did not disappoint once again. I LOVE great food!


maximum leader said...

restaurant week kicks ass. it should go on all year long. however, it would be very hard to go fast on the bike when I weigh 800 pounds.

KMAX said...

Agreed, though I often question this type of high scale dining fits in with the Union ethos.

For now, and you can correct me if I am wrong I will say that Restaurant Week is to be considered "fine dining for the people"! Affordable luxury for all...