Category Archives: Octopus

Carnevino [3,] Las Vegas NV

Carnevino Peach Bellini Gougeres with Gorgonzola Rosemary Rolls with Lardo and Salted Butter Grilled Octopus with pickled vegetables and limoncello Insalata Caprese with burrata and basil Bruschetta di Stracciatella with charred summer squash Carne Cruda Alla Piemontese – chopped to … Continue reading

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Stone’s Throw, San Francisco CA

Stone’s Throw Crispy Tomato Cream Wafers – Crushed Fava Bean Dip Puffed Potato and Eggs – Cauliflower Mousse, Chives, Crispy Chicken Skin Duck Pate and Mousse – French’s Mustard, Cornichons, Warm Soft Pretzels Warm Octopus & Okonomiyaki Pancake – Bacon … Continue reading

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Yusho, Las Vegas NV

Yusho Last Word – London Dry Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino, Lime, Egg White Rapid Descent – Genever, Orange Curacao, Lemon, Eau De Vie (not photographed) Shigoku Oysters 2xFried Chicken – Kanzuri, Green Tea Lime Octopus – Haricot Vert, Egg Yolk, … Continue reading

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East Side King, Austin TX

East Side King Thai Chicken Kara-age – Fried Thigh, Sweet and Spicy Sauce with Thai Herbs and Jalapeno Beet Home Fries Tako Taco – Butter Poached Octopus, Tobiko, Moo Shu Wrap, Vegetable Ceviche Still perplexed by the praise for Qui … Continue reading

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Wing Lei, Las Vegas NV

Wing Lei         Dim Sum: Shark Fin Dumpling, Pork Dumpling, Lobster Dumpling, Steamed Pork Bun, Scallop Custard, Har Gow, XLB, Tea Smoked Duck, Soy Chicken, Baked Pork Bun, Shrimp Balls, Egg Custard, Azuki Bean Sesame Balls, Sweet … Continue reading

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Superba Snack Bar, Venice CA

Superba Snack Bar Jalapeno Corn Bread and Honey Tamarind Glazed Sticky Bun Buttermilk Biscuit with Blood Orange Jam Braised Bacon Ricotta Pancake – Maple Dulce de Leche, Banana, Nilla Wafers, Whipped Cream Octopus a la Plancha – Garlic Aioli, Fingerlings, … Continue reading

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Trattoria Nakamura-Ya, Las Vegas NV

Trattoria Nakamura-Ya Iced Tea / Fever Tree Tonic Ginger Ale Bread and Butter Spaghetti Miso Carbonara Fried Jidori Chicken Bruschetta Nakamura-Ya Style – Tuna Spread, Anchovy Mozzarella, Octopus-Mayo-Wasabi-Avocado Italian Spring Roll Kurobuta Tonkatsu Nakamura-Ya Style Black Sesame Blanc Manger Green … Continue reading

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The Admiral, Asheville NC

The Admiral Buttermilk Fried Quail – Purple Potato Salad, Compressed Watermelon, Texas Pete Syrup, Celery Salad Roman Gnocchi – Grilled Octopus, Pecorino, Bagna Cauda, Kale Chips Sweetbreads – Baked Juusto Cheese, Caramelized Peach, Honey-Sesame Gastrique, Smoked Almond House Smoked Duck … Continue reading

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The Playground 2.0 IO, Santa Ana CA

The Playground 2.0 Iced Whole Bean Coffee Nitro Pina Colada – Zaya 12 year, Coconut Water, Chewy Pineapple Summer in Irvine (Phock You) Golden Oxtail Pho Consomme, Miyazaki A5, Egg Noodle, Bean Sprout, Jalapeno, Mint You Put the lime in … Continue reading

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AQ, San Francisco CA

AQ Carraway Poppyseed Bread and Cultured Butter Celery, Lime, and Herb Bitters Taco of Red Torpedo Onion, Sprouts, Mint, Caramelized Olives, Sardines /Sweet Corn Cromesquis & Cilantro Stem Vinegar /Yogurt with Tarragon Cake and Fresh Tarragon House Made Butter, Acorn … Continue reading

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Rich Table, San Francisco CA

Rich Table Orange Vanilla and Honey Refresher Douglas Fir Levain with House Cultured Butter Dried Porcini Donuts with Raclette Tuna and Salmon Brandade with Green Strawberries and Shrimp Chips Bucatini, Roasted Corn, Nutritional Yeast, Bone Marrow Rigatoni, Octopus Bolognese, Beets, … Continue reading

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The Modern Dining Room [3], New York NY

The Modern The Cheshire Regiment – Plymouth Gin, Pasquet Raspberry Pineau des Charentes, Punt E Mes Sparkling Rose Popcorn and Canapes – Lemon Verbena dusted popcorn with aleppo pepper. White wine poached octopus with spiced yogurt/jicima/candied grapefruit , pickled raspberry … Continue reading

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Baume & Brix, Chicago IL

Baume & Brix Kimura – 42 Below Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain, Fresh Grapefruit and Dragonfly – Grey Goose Le Poire, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Basil, Citrus Foie Gras, Seared – golden raisin, candy cap mushroom, beet Chicken Liver Mousse – fresh … Continue reading

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Tanuki, Portland OR

Kimchee, Bacon, Blue Cheese Bun / Yuzu Olives / Ojingoh – spicy soy sauce squid jerky / Tako – simmered octopus salad w/mulberry nomi-su ginger dressing / Cuttlefish Pickles / Peanut Sauce Jellyfish with edamame Hamachi tataki – chopped spicy … Continue reading

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Roe, Portland OR

Paper Moon – Thyme infused Aperol and Cava and Chardonnay Drouhin Vaudon, Chablis FR 2011 Bread with Butter – cocoa, beet, fennel salts Kombu Broth with enoki mushroom and chives Ora Salmon – super fatty salmon, char roe, cedar oil, … Continue reading

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[lost meals] EL Ideas [2], Chicago IL

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] 610 Magnolia, Louisville KY

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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Sushi Taro, Washington DC

The Gist: http://sushitaro.com/ The Why: Steve Plotnicki loves it. RJ Cooper loves it. When palates you trust recommend a spot as “best in the city” or “best in the country” it is hard to ignore, particularly when the price is … Continue reading

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Les Nomades, Chicago IL

Having stepped out of my element to enjoy the Peking/Beijing Duck feast at Sun Wah during the afternoon, Saturday evening would find me back in my comfort zone as I stepped up to the quiet doors of Les Nomades at … Continue reading

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Alinea [3], Aviary [2], The Office, Chicago IL

Those who know me will realize that I very rarely visit the same restaurant twice and save for a little breakfast spot in Hollywood the concept of visiting someplace three times is unheard of – unheard of until my most … Continue reading

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