Chef Homaro Cantu is one part scientist, one part artist, and all parts crazy. Welcome to moto, where nothing is what it seems.
moto is all about the masquerade. It's food impersonation. It's insane.
Happy crazy Valentine's Day to us.
The first thing you get is this. It's your menu. It's also your garlic bread.
Cigar with ashtray.
Maitake and nuac man.
Delectable pork belly and an adorable mushroom made from dehydrated mushrooms shaped back into a mushroom. It felt like Styrofoam. Did you get that?
Red Bull paella.
shabu shabu, complete with truffle foam "cream" and a truffle butter "sugar cube." A shabuccino, if you will. Confused yet?
Duck and mole.
This was not a cannoli with chocolate, ricotta, and sugar. It was a duck taquito-like item with mole, crema, and cheese.
Menage a foie.
Foie milk, foie cupcake, seared foie. Foie! Foie! Foie! Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!
Icy palate cleanser.
A gourmet take on the Hostess classic.
"Truffle" made from chocolate mousse and cocoa.
Root beer float.
Macaron and chocolate heart pipette.
Happy truth -- this meal was one of the most amusing meals we've ever had.
Sad truth -- the food wasn't that tasty, which is rather disappointing when you're shelling out $130 per person.