He totally surprised me because I told him I wanted to do something low key with just him and thought we were going to this neighborhood Italian joint that I love, but instead of driving there, we were headed downtown. I was so excited when I figured out we were going to the minibar!
The minibar is known for mixing cooking and science together and using crazy techniques like using liquid nitrogen to turn food into beautiful, surprising, interesting, flavorful, and delightful dishes. They make everything in front of you and tell you how they make it, what's in it and how to eat it. It's an experience I think everyone should try. It is amazing!
I only managed to get a few pictures of the 27 course meal we had because I wasn't sure if we could take pictures in the beginning. Unfortunately, I missed getting pictures of the most beautiful dishes, including a big drop of olive oil encased in sugar that was so delicate and fragile. It looked like a shiny green teardrop falling in the air. Not only was it beautiful to look at but also delicious! Out of 27 courses, there was only one dish we both didn’t like, the sea urchin (which tasted like rotten sea water) and another dish Ian didn’t like because he doesn’t like blue cheese, but I thought it was really tasty.
My favorite dishes were the cotton candy eel, dragon's breath popcorn (when you ate it, smoke came out of your mouth and nose like a dragon), deconstructed guacamole and the zucchini in textures (deconstructed zucchini).
These were our wonderful chefs for the night.
Next picture is an egg made out of parmesan cheese (the white part) and the yolk is the yolk of a quail egg. It was served with breading that looked like hash browns and when it was all eaten together it was like having Sunday brunch.
Our bill was delivered to us inside an egg and had to be cracked open. This is a picture of the eggshells.
This is us after our fantastic meal, all stuffed and happy :)