For Dr. Mandoo's birthday, she wanted to try something different so she opted for Scandinavian. Isn't Scandinavian food getting a lot of attention now with its Michelin Stars and World Best Restaurants labels? Oh yes, it's definitely got a lot of clout these days. Extreme localism, new cooking techniques, and creative ideas aplenty. Oh and did I mention that the Chef is Mads Refslund? Don't recognize the name? Well he's a co-founder of Noma. Still don't recognize it? Well, Noma is currently the #1 restaurant in the world. Yes, that place.
To start, we shared the smoked fish tacos (pictures above) with pickled vegetables ($17 for 2). This taco was really good. I mean really good. Tender fish with a light smoky flavor balanced out with the sour tang of the vegetables. Texturally, it was very pleasing as well. The thin crunchy taco shell, the soft fish, and the slightly crunchy vegetables. It was a very well put together dish and we devoured it.
Next the foie gras and langostines ($19) which was a dish of foie gras shavings with little plump langostine tails, white walnuts, and brunt lemon on the side. Again, a really interesting take on the dish. Without bread, it was a little difficult to eat this but it was not short of flavor nor richness.
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