Sunday, January 16, 2011

The New Seagrass

Mitchell Sverjen recently sold Seagrass (part of his restaurant trio with bouchon and Wine Cask). A family from Las Vegas are now the proud owners of this top Zagat rated restaurant - though it earned this rating due to its past chef John Pettit.

My mother and I dined there this past week so as to discover what changes were made and what the new chef was like. The decor is the same with sandy and water tones all around - minus a few of the abundance of seahorses that were on the wall.

For my first course I enjoyed a sashimi of Marlin on a avocado rice. For me the rice was a bit underdone and the avocado was lost. I think I would have paired it with something a bit more on the salty side since the raw marlin was rich and fresh.
 Next I enjoyed seared Marlin (enjoying this fish very much) on edamame in cream and a veal reduction. The veal reduction was lovely and the fish very fresh, but there was something lacking. I do not want to use the word bland, but I can't think of another word. I really enjoyed the combination of veal reduction with this fish, however, so perhaps more of it would have been enough.
 Instead of dessert, we enjoyed 3 different sheep cheeses.
 Overall, the new Seagrass is enjoyable, but at $32 for a fish dish it's not as wonderful as it should and could be. I miss John Pettit and will follow him to his next endeavor!

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