We splurged on a meal in Philly at Morimoto, of Iron Chef fame. Both of us dressed up, and talked ourselves into the $80 tasting menu.
The restaurant was one of the most beautiful restaurants we'd been in; the walls were covered with an pearl-like iridescence, with modern white tables and lit from within with coloured lights.
Morimoto has their own beer, brewed by Rogue. The is the flight, which included, soba ale, and hazelnut ale.
A very delicious guava cocktail.
First course: tuna tartare, in a moat of soy-based sauce/broth. The sauce was pretty salty, but went well with the fish. I didn't particularly love the ultra smooth texture of the fish though; it reminded me too much of baby food.
Fish carpaccio. Delicious.
Sashimi salad. Wonderful
'Sangria' cleanser. To be honest, this didn't taste like sangria.
Morimoto hazelnut ale.
Seared salmon with an anchovy broth. Not my favorite, because the sauce smelled a little too strong. It was crying for a little bit of acid to balance out the plate.
Amazing Peking duck inspired dish: duck, green onion crepe, kimchi sauce. The highlight of the meal.
Cheesecake with blueberries. The cheesecake was very light, with a slight gelatinous texture.
We were really full when the meal ended. The whole meal lasted for about 2 and a half hours, and service was very professional. A great experience.