That's my rough Japanese translation of Cinco de Mayo. I had an awesome dinner at Sai Sai with Jen and Trisha last night.
Jen and Trish are my darling little baby lawyers, and I love them for their far more positive outlook on the profession. They are a good balance to my jaded bitter self. We had a great time discussing all things legal and non-legal, and Jen and I basically planned out Trisha's life for the next 5+ years. Ha!
Sai Sai has always been a downtown favorite of mine, although I can rarely go these days because I no longer have the Green Giant's expense account and summer associates to tote along. Lucky for us, my dear friend Talksa won a $100 gift certificate and was so generous to bestow it upon me because she's not that into Japanese food. (Thank you, Talksa!)
The restaurant boasts "modern Asian cuisine," which is a euphemism for chichi slightly bastardized Japanese.
But it's damn good chichi slightly bastardized Japanese.
Jen and I shared a few pieces of sushi to start -- hamachi and albacore.
Our first courses included rock shrimp canneloni (which was more like lightly tempura-battered spring rolls), ahi tuna tartare, and fresh green salad.
Our main courses were miso-glazed black cod, nori-wrapped ahi tuna steak, and filet mignon.
And, yes, everything tasted as good as it looked.
We ended the night with molten chocolate cake (well, Jen and Trish did) and lemongrass creme brulee.
As delectable as everything was, the company was even more delicious. I had the best time. You guys just get it. Thanks.
*Special thanks to Lina for giving me the correct Japanese translation!