Ladurée, New York, March 2012.
My husband and I wanted to go to Nobu for years now, but somehow never got the chance. Finally last weekend, we decided it was time and went to the Atlantis Hotel located at the Palm. Well, we also had an Entertainer coupon (when you order a main course, you get another one for free).
It was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Honestly, some of the dishes were so delicious that I wanted to go there the next day as well!
Since it was our first time, we ordered a lot of food to taste a variety of dishes. With the help of 130 dirhams of discount from the coupon, we paid 750 dirhams, which is around 205 dollars. It was worth every penny.
Here’s what we ordered:
Coconut & apple lemonade and Grapefruit martini
Tuna tempura roll
Crispy rice with spicy yellowtail
Wagyu gyoza (dumplings)
Black cod yuzu miso
Toban yaki - Beef fillet
Selection of mochi ice cream
Nobu chocolate (complementary)
Listing all these food made me realize that we ended up eating A LOT —but, I would definitely do it again :)
The highlights of the night for me were the crispy rice with spicy yellowtail, the black cod yuzu miso and the Nobu cheesecake. I also thought the presentation of the crispy rice was very creative. The black cod was so tender that we could barely hold it with chopsticks and it literally melted in your mouth. Apart from the food, the drinks were very tasty as well. Apparently they just added the grapefruit martini to the menu and it was a great choice for me —the taste of the alcohol was not overpowering, and it had a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
So, I guess everyone already knows what a great restaurant Nobu is, but you should definitely definitely try it if you haven’t yet!
My mom prepared these lemon filled cupcakes for my aunt’s birthday —January 1st. The recipe is from the Yummy Mummy Kitchen. I also love the photographs of the recipes posted on this website, they always seem very elegant.
The only difference from the original recipe is that my mom didn’t have lavender honey, so she didn’t use it and that’s why the color of the frosting is not the same. The reason there is not much frosting on the cupcakes is purely a matter of taste, since my mom doesn’t like too much frosting on her cupcakes.