Great dinner at Tavern on the Green, cooked by my pal Bill Peet, my dear friend and mentor from Lutece days. This restaurant is in great hands and everyone should get it on their list. Tavern lives.
Great lunch at Kokage today, perfect fried oyster teshoku, just delicious! The beef donburi was also fabulous.
Looking forward to this!
Promoting Tokyo at the Taste of Two Forks in Bridgehampton, my favorite activity!!!! #chefsandtokyo #tokyo #bestplaceintheworld
Lazy Hamptons kind of day. Nice to back on my island!!
More train pics! Runny egg and ham onigirazu,really great onigiri masquerading as a sandwich! Ham and eggs baby!!
Hot summer day calls for a trio of gelato and an iced coffee!
Square slice at Prince St. Delicious. #pizza #soho #newyork
3:30 in the afternoon cocktails at the incomparable Bar Gen Yamamoto, a peaceful oasis in the sometimes frenetic Tokyo. Thanks for the hospitality @bar_gen_yamamoto
What do you do when it's this hot out? Get a bowl of the Cold Lemon Shio, now heaped with crab and cucumber salad! It's perfect!
Before heading to the airport we made a pit stop at my favorite place in the whole world, Isetan Department Store and bought a giant bag of travel treats. For the trip to the airport, we ate this Dashi Tamago and Anago Nigiri bento. It constantly amazes me how delicious take away food is in Japan. @corner_slice #ekiben #moretrainpics
I ate Ayu at many restaurants over the last two weeks, this version was superlative. Fried salted head, crispy filet with the bones and a mushroom liver sauce, and steamed filet. Terrific @namaesan @leffervescence
Venison with roasted bell pepper and scallop puree @namaesan @leffervescence
Saving this one for last! Perhaps my favorite meal of the trip, maybe of the year. L'effervescence has it all, delicious, mature thought out food, polished service, and amazing wine and wine service. And the revamped dining room was beautiful. Every dish was amazing. This was Suppon Turtle gelee, uni and warm artichoke hearts, a revelation. Thanks @namaesan and the team @leffervescence for a memorable meal.
Great lunch at Soba Wamura in Zoshigaya. One of the better shops on Tokyo my noodles were made with buckwheat and whole wheat blend. The tempura was stellar. If you can't make up your mind you can get all four varieties of noodles in one order.
A splendid night out with my friend @tokyofoodfile eating Yakitori. The meal started with beer and this nice plate of chicken sashimi which was fresh and tasted like... Chicken. Too bad the chicken in the states is often not reliable enough to be eaten like this, tasty stuff.
Seriously! Look at that hunk of meat. I ordered the Niku Mashi Karashibi Miso Ramen with cilantro all over, extra spicy. This is a serious bowl of ramen, always is, never disappoints. This was at the Kikanbo in Ikebukuro. So f#*%¥ing good, make sure you go!
Great post by @becca_pr of the Red Hot Cold Noodle at Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. Damn tasty!
The Tokyo pancake boom reaching levels that are scary. Here we have "Mister Friendly Hotcake," 18 to a pack for $6.50. Get em while their hot!
Back on my Yoshoku quest. This is a Hamburg not a hamburger, slathered in Demi glace with some inconsequential veggies and rice. It was all about the juicy Hamburg and rich sauce. just love it!!!