Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yuzu - sorry we're out...

we met our friends for lunch - a last minute thing set up via text on Sunday morning... it is a BYO sushi place in the general area of Wicker Park... called YUZU - the menu has some really appealing dishes on it.

Like this-

However of the first six things we ordered, they were out of four of them - and then out of a fifth as we proceeded through our meal...

what we did have was very well executed but one wonders why there were sooo many menu items that they did not have...

OK - the menu looks fabulous- but here is where the "fail" came in- we ordered the Squash Blossoms, the Tuna Poke, the Wagyu Tartar and the Chawanmushi and they were out of ALL of them...

so we got the Excuse My French and the Grilled Squid and the Yummy Belly-

then we had another go around on the rolls- where the first thing we ordered - they didn't have- but we ended up with the Shrimp Tempura roll on the left and the Monster Spider roll on the right... both were very good -

a wagyu dish they were able to find for us-

Grilled Squid- sauce with a kick but the squid pretty neutral in flavor-

a Born to Chill roll- very good- messy but good-

the Yummy Belly (after we had pretty much demolished it- it looked better but we forgot the photo- LOL

the Riverwalk- another excellent roll - with a beautiful sauce presentation!

up close and personal with the tempura roll and the spider roll-

the wines (free BYO but limited to a 750 ml bottle per two people)

cute decor in the simple exposed brick space-

then we decided to try Black Dog around the corner and known for unusual gelati flavors-

I had the turkish coffee and mexican chocolate- both excellent -

Phil had a very berry Mixed Berry and brown butter (which tasted like glazed donuts)

our friends had the goat cheese (both of them) - one had the hazelnut and one the  peanut butter with lavender - everyone was extremely happy with their choices and our friends even bought some to take home.... so very good food and gelati - only negative was the very numerous "we're out" of the dishes at Yuzu- really four things on one single page of the menu???? seemed like an issue overall as opposed to a single ingredient or purveyor.....

but on we go- cooking this week a few times and then plans for both the 3rd and the 4th of July....
will keep you posted on how the week progresses!

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