Sakagura – New-York – USA
Crazy Saké cellar
Restaurant located in a cellar of a New-York building, it is indicated from the street only by a simple and small light panel. The decoration is classic and banal Japanese (but not kitsch plastic).
In bulk, I tasted a cold egg in a cold broth with sea urchin coral (Onsen Tamago). A simple appetizer but probably the finest and succulent dish of the evening.
Some banal noodles.
Slices of a piece of cooked blue beef, radish Daikon, (Gyu Miso Nikomi), very fine. Slices of grilled duck breast, raw shallots and basil paste (Kamo roast), interesting. And finally a wonderful grilled eel, cucumber and seaweed (Uzaku).
For dessert, something to die for, a creme brulee with black sesame. Strange aspect since gray, but wonderful to taste. Only regret, the addition of a ball of ice with black sesame above. There may be a little saturation.
A hallucinating sake cellar!
Sakagura Saké Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Summer Snow
Unlike many American restaurants, this one is not too noisy, confined space and sifting Japanese decor helping.
Reservation absolutely imperative! Open late.
Truly one of the best Japanese restaurants of my life.
Date of the visite: 2014 September
Asian ,Exceptional wines ,Traditional ,USA
Tel: 00 1 212 953 7253
Addrese: 211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017-4707