In celebration of my best friend, Anthony Lu's (@eatswithanthony), birthday. We had the pleasure of having the Chef's Tasting Menu Feb. 10, 2017
Kato Restaurant Interior
Fabulous, modern interior. Love the light wooden chairs and tables, as well as the simple candles set on each table.
Definitely a must try drink! I promise you will fall in love with it!
Smoked Hamachi, Cucumber, Scallion
Simple and delicious. This dish was almost too pretty to eat. However, it tasted just as good as it looked. The colors on this plate were a symphony all in one. I loved the way the smoked hamachi tasted with all the other components in the dish. The squid ink was a nice touch that added just the right amount of flavor to the plate.
Tamarina, Octopus, Chili
A mouthful of brightness! This dish was so satisfying and looked like a painting. The colors reminded me of Japanese artwork. The bright orange broth was so delicious I finished the entire bowl.
Crab, Coconut, Sorrel
I never thought I would like peas so much in a dish! I really loved the sauce that was placed on top of the crab. Really just a mouthful of deliciousness!
Duck, Beet, Plum
My favorite poultry is duck and the taste of the duck, beet, and plum together was absolutely amazing. The duck was tender and perfectly cooked. Anthony even said himself, "I usually don't like duck, but this duck was sooooooo good!"
Pork Belly Bowl
A classic Taiwanese dish. I've had this dish twice now and it tastes better every time. By this fourth course, I was way too full. Good thing I shared it with Anthony!
Buttermilk & Rose
For the finale, my all time favorite dessert...the Buttermilk & Rose! Every component of this dish is in euphony. My favorite part about the dish is the way the pink ice crystals melt in my mouth. It's a surprisingly pleasant taste!
Everyone has that one friend that they can tell just about anything too, and not be afraid to be judged. I've known @eatswithanthony a little over a year now and he has been such a good friend to me, I am so lucky to have met him! Thankful that he is always there for me, and thankful that I can always count on him. He knows me better than most of my friends do.
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