5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR
I can’t remember the last time I’ve had skate, but this was prepared well. I will say that the dish was very salty so it was difficult to eat the entire thing. This was probably my least favorite dish of the meal.
Salsify, beurre rouge. Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC
What a wonderful piece of fish! I loved the sear on the fish and it paired perfectly with the pureed salsify and beurre rouge. Mmm…
Clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, calamari, fish filet, potatoes, carrots, onions, olives, garlic, corn in a spicy cioppino sauce. Couple $49.99
The Old Clam House, San Francisco CA
OMG, this was SO much food! This was pretty much a small pail of cioppino for only two people, and it was SO delicious! I liked that the sauce was on the spicy side. Most cioppinos are kinda bland these days. This cioppino was also packed with seafood. This was definitely worth it, and I would go back for this dish. Noms!
Hyderabadi Biryani Corner, Herndon VA
I liked this fish curry. It had a great flavor and the fish was tender and juicy. I just wish there was more fish in the curry.
Breaded with panko crumbs, served with malt vinegar, tartar sauce, and signature garlic fries. $17.99
Gordon Biersch, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
This plate was absolutely disgusting! The fist was so thickly battered (where was the panko breading btw?) and super greasy! I couldn’t even eat it. Even the fries, which were definitely cooked in the same horrible oil were hard and just tasted of grease. I want to barf just thinking of this atrocity!!
Tuna, ogo seaweed, onion, cashew nuts, sushi rice. $11.50
Bonito Poke Truck, San Francisco CA
This was pretty tasty. It sure was small, but I did love the flavors. I just felt sad when I ate the whole thing and was still hungry after spending 12 bucks.
Kohlrabi, szechuan lemon oil, dill. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD
Mmm, this was delicious! And it wasn’t even on the tasting menu – they just brought it out as an extra. Not that I needed more food, I was getting pretty full at this point in the meal. I’m glad I tried this though. The rockfish was cooked beautifully, but I particularly liked the kohlrabi puree.