The August 2010 theme was Gifts from Nature. Here are some of the highlights of my experience:
Our road map for the evening.
Everything on this plate is edible and I liked eating it with my hands. Now THAT's getting down with nature.
Can you guess what this is?
Now it's in a clay pot sitting on our table for a few courses.
Tada! It's bread! Fermented and baked right at your table! This was by far my favorite part of the meal. Neat trick.
Not too many Michelin starred restaurants would have the balls to serve you a pot of dirt. Well this one didn't either. This is actually butter for the bread with a dehydrated olive tapenade on top. SO cute.
Bad picture but this is one of Narisawa's signature dishes. A strawberry and fois gras salad. Very very delicious.
The main course. Super duper tender and slow cooked steak in leek ashes.
After 2 desserts, we were treated to anything we wanted from their petits fours cart. I definitely took advantage. Here are some mini macarons in a variety of flavors.
I actually would be really open to returning for another meal. As the menu changes month to month and dishes dictated by seasonality, perhaps a fall or winter meal would be more up my ally.