We celebrated Kathy's birthday last night at Morimoto's -- yup, Iron Chef Morimoto! He opened up a restaurant at the new Edition Hotel, next to the Ilikai and Hawaii Prince hotels. The food was awesome, the company was awesome, we had a great time!
We all ordered the Omakase menu, which was 6 courses and a dessert. First course, Hamachi and toro tartar with five different sauces. Hmmm, let me see, I think from top to bottom....konbu paste, sour cream, wasabi, daikon, guacamole, and rice crunchies. In the cup was a really good shoyu
I don't remember what this was called but in the bowl is a hot oil with a garlic/anchovy paste in the middle. We dipped the veggies in the oil, let it sit in there for awhile, burned our tongue, and enjoyed every minute of it
Sushi assortment, from left to right, maguro, tai, sayori, opakapaka, and hirame. I think that's correct!
This was my main course - braised black cod, with wagyu beef and pork with this pear chutney thing. I could've done without this, it was my least favorite, probably because I was already full when this arrived.
After dinner Kathy wanted a picture with chef Morimoto. He was busy at the time but they said if we waited a little while he'd be happy to come out. Here's Kat and Anne waiting patiently...Overall, the dinner was excellent. The Omakase was a little pricey at $110 but we all agreed it was worth the try. Plus we got to meet Morimoto :)