I absolutely adore sea urchins. The shape, geometry, and texture of it all.
So what would be the next step? Well, to eat it of course! After watching countless documentaries such as, Mind of a Chef, Spinning Plates, I'll Have What Phil's Having, Three Stars, etc...What??? There's a documentary called El Bulli? Anyway, I have wanted to try uni. However, I was too scared to try it by myself. After all I needed to be with another person just in case I didn't like it. Right? So I passed on the Uni and had the Icelandic Char and salmon but I knew I would return for lunch.
What I didn't know was that the Bird's Nest was not on the lunch menu.
But here's the thing. Remember I said they were so nice in my last blog? Well, the chef said he would make it for us! That really warmed my heart. I was so grateful especially because I know I wouldn't be back for a long time.
Introducing Bird's Nest...
|Uni is tucked away inside.|
thinly sliced baby calamari with uni, quail egg, and drizzled with truffle-soy sauce. It looks so delicious! Will it be everything I dreamed about?
After the first bite I knew why they served this in the evening. It was very rich, buttery even and I will fall asleep immediately! Is that egg sexy or what?
Mi amor said that the uni tasted like sweet bread. Are y'all familiar with sweet bread? He enjoyed the Bird's nest tremendously.
Did I like it? Let's just say Uni isn't my favorite but that Icelandic Artic Char is! Hahaha!!!
Alright signing off for now. If you are ever in D.C. be sure to check out Kaz in Foggy Bottom.