So... two days after my return visit to Tenku RyuGin (天空龍吟), I arrived at Ta Vie 旅 to sample the new dishes that Chef Sato Hideaki (佐藤秀明) wanted to show me. The small gang of us all used to work together, and it's been way too long since we sat at the same table. Tonight we would (belatedly) toast ILove Lubutin's birthday.
Sato-san asked me whether everyone has been here before, since he wanted to show us new dishes. The entire 8-course menu ended up being new to me, although he did very kindly send us an old favorite...
what David Lai would make, as this was a lot sweeter, but this was also more refined with some straining. Yum.
2000 Egly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru, dégorgée Mai 2008 - nice and yeasty with medium toast, a little sweet grass. Very fragrant with that caramelized nose I love so much. Nice and ripe on the palate with good acidity, and a little orange marmalade. So delicious.