Diving for Sushi & Saki on a Fifth Ward Riverbank
Monday, August 15, 2011
Posted in Featured Four
They tend to come and go based on your current whereabouts.
And now, when dropping anchor in the Fifth Ward, you'll finally have a gargantuan, dockside hideaway to luxuriate in non-binding three ways.
The type that involve Kobe Beef...
Take in Screaming Tuna, the new 140-seat Asian bistro and sushi harbor (with a boat landing) that's most likely preparing its riverfront terrace for your arrival as we speak.
(Unless of course you called ahead and requested one or both of the private dojo chambers).
How you get there is up to you. Bentley, limo, speedboat... it really doesn't matter. And neither will the amount of quality time you'll spend sun bathing (drink in hand) on the open-air promenade while welcoming those who arrive by sea from the confines of your overly comfortable outdoor sofa set.
At some point (say after a few rounds of Saki) we'll assume you'll start getting hungry - as will the rest of your sushi focused coterie. So you'll wrap-up your mini-powwow and relocate somewhere a bit more fitting for annihilating a Spider Maki Roll... preferably one of the window-front tabletops situated just inside a 10-foot sliding glass panel...
You like to maximize your outdoor exposure.
Once in position, you'll have your way with a menu that emphasizes traditionally-inspired dishes with a twist. So you'll forgo formalities (aside from your wasabi dish) and pair a Chef's Choice Sashimi starter with a perfectly prepared Sous Vide Teriyaki Glazed Lamb Chop that's been marinating in a soy vinaigrette while waiting for your go-ahead.
And you'll do it all while watching the city skyline fade into the night.
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(Photo credit | NBY Photographer: Alex Goecks)