Dinner with Famous People
This past Thursday, I had a truly special evening. In my Digital Media Innovation class, a classmate and I won the opportunity to have dinner with several heavyweights in the digital/tech industry. I knew that my professor (Greg Coleman) and the CEO of LinkedIn (Jeff Weiner) would attend. I didn't know that one of the largest investors in Twitter (Fred Wilson) and basketball legend Dr J (Julius Erving) would be there as well!
I tried to remain calm and not embarrass my professor and his super important (and rich) friends. We dined at EN Japanese Brasserie (http://www.enjb.com/). I only took *one* picture. Naturally, it was of the super swanky drink I ordered: The Local Honey.
This cocktail is made with Yamazaki 12 whisky. local honey with wasabi, Beefeater gin and royal bee pollen. It was DELICIOUS!
Our meal was INCREDIBLE. It was a pre-set menu and we dined on the following items:
Edamame - soaked in dashi (pretty basic, yet the addition was welcome)
Freshly Made Scooped Tofu - served warm with wari-joyu (not sure what the sauce is, but this was one of the highlights of the meal. It was so interesting and the texture was super creamy/soft. Also, it is made hourly!)
O-Tsukuri - chef's sashimi selection (definitely some of the best raw fish I've had in a long time!)
Oysters with Ponzu - chef's selection (these were ok, I had one that was a bit "fishy" and it made me have to chug my lovely cocktail. Eek)
Lobster Ishiyaki - stone grilled lobster with a butter miso sauce (yum city, loved this)
Stone Grilled Kuroge Washugyu Ribeye - with ponzu and arajio (the marbling on this was insane, I can only imagine it was expensive)
Sushi Rolls - chef's selection (basic but nom. I tried an eel roll, I am so adventurous...it tasted like chicken, sort of?)
Seasonal Panna Cotta - with a hojicha cookie (the seasonal selection was chestnut, really lovely)
This restaurant is expensive and certainty worth it. I hope to return soon with friends, even if only for the drinks!