One shy

This is post #99, which means I've averaged 1.9 posts/month over the 52-month life of this blog thus far.

But, this is a new year, and 2015 brings (finally) a new home for this blog. While all posts from Oct 2010 - Jan 2015 will remain here, future content will appear on I'm hoping the new format will be more visually appealing and allow me to be more flexible with blog entries. See you all there!

Taian - Osaka, Japan

Dinner - Saturday, December 27, 2014


Ginza Okamoto - Tokyo, Japan

Dinner - Monday, December 22, 2014

Hidetsugu Okamoto opened his eponymous restaurant in the southern end of Ginza after serving as the right hand to Jun Yukimura at the 3-star Azabu Yukimura. Four chefs, eleven seats - a full-house this night. Our reservation was the last of the evening, and the kitchen was in full swing when we arrived. Okamoto is front and center, a blur of movement, talking little. There is only a single menu served - every diner is equal. A hot towel delivered, sake poured, and the meal begins.