August 14, 2012 · 9:52 am
You may remember from the Spring that when Restaurant Week comes to town, I try to take advantage. I’m lucky enough to have a foodie friend who is always down to play Restaurant Week with me! We decided to do lunch at Sushi Samba 7 in the West Village this time around. It’s only twice a year you can get a 3-course meal, specifically designed to highlight the chef’s talents, for $24.
My date opted to get the heirloom tomato salad, which she ate with chopsticks, like a boss:
I was smart enough to order an appetizer I could eat with my hands, short rib lettuce cups with red onion and cilantro, yeah:
For our main courses, we both chose the sushi plate, which was a chef’s selection of sushi along with a special tempura roll with a yummy wasabi mayo dipping sauce:
The dessert section of this menu is what made me want to come here. I just had to try this concoction, called the “Samba Split”:
My date ordered this mocha shake of sorts, which I tasted, and it was terrific, too:
We were lucky enough to pick a beautifully sunshiny day for this fanciful adventure. We sat outside and relished being ladies who lunch.
January 26, 2012 · 1:24 pm
It’s Restaurant Week again in NYC which means it’s time to TREAT YO SELF. And since, like Tom and Donna, I am a relaxation professional, I knew exactly which sense to satisfy: taste.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve developed a small obsession with sushi. This mixed with the fact that I still miss the taste of Pisco Sours made Sushi Samba the perfect location for me and my new lady friend’s Terrific Lady Day!
Sushi Samba is a celebration of three cultures: Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese, so sayeth our overly caffeinated and wide-eyed server. But let me start at the beginning:
We met early for happy hour and girl talk and then sat down in a beautiful dining room with a presentation kitchen in the center.
Edamame and a couple of fancy cocktails. Mine's tequila, cause I'm from Texas.
Because we started our Fantastic Lady Day with happy hour Piscos and began our meal with these lovely beverages, I forgot to take photos of our appetizers. My bizzle. I’ll do my best to paint you a word picture:
Mine was queso fresco and rice croquettes, which were crunchy, warm, gooey and yumsies sauce. My lovely date is of the french persuasion, so she opted for the plum sake foie gras, which was served cold with some greens. Both were beautiful plates of food. We decided to go halfsies on the apps, and while the foie was pretty good, the croquettes really did it for me.
This is the sushi assortment along with a latin-fusion tempura roll. Nummy!
This is the seared striped bass with squid ink risotto. Clearly my date was more adventurous than I.
This is a ginger and brazil nut crumble with ice cream. Delish!
This was a tres leches cake... also quite delicious!
Not too shabby an evening for two ladies on the town! Restaurant Week, you have my heart ❤