Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fantastic dinner at Shunsai, again!

 We ventured into Kutchan again for another fantastic, gastronomic 8-course dinner at our now favorite restaurant, Shunsai!  The first course was a broccoli, watercress, tuna, tomato, eel salad with pesto dressing. It was superb!

 Peter, Stewey and Russ enjoyed the meal. 
 Our next course was the tender lamb steak surrounded by finely cut vegetables. 
 The third course... a venison stew with mashed potatoes and watercress.  
This was Paula's favorite.
 The fourth course was an avocado wasabi mix with fresh crab on top accompanied by cherry tomatoes, ikura and smoked salmon.
 The ladies definitely enjoyed the sake.
 The fifth course was the venison steak with daikon. We had this last week and it was one of my favorites. 
 The sixth course was the biggest hit amongst the group: delicate mussels and an oyster with a fantastic cheese sauce. 
 The seventh course was beef steak with a slice of beer tartare with garlic and shiso.
The final course was crab, scallop and shrimp in a light soy-based sauce on a bed of spinach.  After 8 courses and 3 hours, we got onto the bus and went home to eat ice cream, ghetto popcorn and hot totties while playing "catch phrase" until midnight.

The funny incident occurred on the bus ride home when it stopped at the Welcome Center. Someone told Tim that the bus would wait for 10 minutes so he went to the bathroom. Less than 2 minutes later, the bus took off and we all broke out in laughter. Luckily, the Welcome Center is 7 minute walk downhill.

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