Earlier this week, having been unceremoniously and inexplicably dumped from a reservation at Carisma, I ended up at Chotto Matte for a work dinner. I had not been before.
I entered with trepidation. The atmosphere was…suit-y.
The food, though, was pretty good. We had one of each of the Nikkei sharing menus, but they sequenced them thoughtfully (not quite in the order below).
- Glasses of a Bouzy Champagne which someone had accidentally opened
- Canchas (corn puffs)
- Tostadita de hongos (eryngii mushroom, yuzu truffle, grated Parmesan)
- Spicy tuna sushi roll (tuna, Peruvian chilli)
- Sea bass ceviche (sea bass sashimi, sweet potato, Peruvian corn, coriander, chive oil, citrus sauce)
- Nikkei gyoza (pork, prawn and cassava dumplings, aji amarillo, sweet potato puree)
- Prawn spring roll (ebi harumaki, shiitake, shiso ponzu salsa)
- Pollo den miso (chicken miso, carrot, daikon, yellow chilli salsa)
- Tentaculos de pulpo (octopus, yuzu, purple potato puree)
- Classic tostadita (tuna sashimi, corn crisp, jalapeño, coriander, wasabi)
- Warm Wagyu beef fillet tataki (smoked aji panca, passion fruit salsa)
- Nikkei sashimi (sea bass, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, coriander, yuzu truffle soy)
- Nikkei sepia chicharrónes (calamari tempura, aji amarillo)
- Bacalao negro aji miso (black cod, yellow chilli miso)
- Barriguita de chanchito (pork belly, nashi pear, yellow tomato salsa)
- Dessert (mochi ice cream, something chocolate)
- Bottle of La Bruja De Rozas 2017 Garnacha
- Sooooooommmme kind of Saké?