This show was taken by my 8-year-old. She is a real foodie. She was fascinated by the sushi bar and the chefs making the sushi, but wouldn't actually try any of the sushi when it came to our table.
We had a small group for dinner with Nobu, pictured here in the middle as he explained the dishes in front of a group of critics. I'm no critic, but I'm fascinated with cooking and food and peppered Nobu with questions about the preparation and ingredients.
This was our first course and our favorite. It was seafood served over a Greek salad in a martini glass. Obviously, this not a Japanese-style dish, but Nobu varies his menu from restaurant to restaurant, and he got the inspiration for this dish after recently opening a restaurant in Mykonos, Greece.
One of the things I enjoyed most about Nobu was his tireless energy and his sense of humor.
This is the second course, (by the way, we had seven!) Salmon tataki with paper thin vegetables and jalapeno dressing. Isn't the presentation beautiful? We were all stuffed to the gills by the end of the meal.
Nobu was promoting his new cookbook, Nobu West, which was gorgeous. It has some classic and creative Japanese seafood dishes made with western ingredients. He inscribed mine, and I can't wait to use it!