A few nights later, a friend of mine whose father is quite a gourmet chef, invited me to a sushi party. Unfortunately it was one of the nights were I was burning the midnight oil working on translating Antiphon's speeches. However, she decided to drop by and bring me a taster plate of sushi (along with some crème brûlée).
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I first tried a spicy tuna mixture which went on some kind of strangely colored cracker. It was fantastic. Next was a salmon cooked with mango and some kind of sauce-- interesting but not my favorite. There was also an uncooked salmon in some kind of sauce that was decent, but once again not my favorite (see a pattern?). Then there were two of the same red snapper, which were pretty good. Finally, on the taster plate, there were two different types of scallops. Both were good, but the slightly sweeter one was better. Finally, the pièce de résistance, was the little dish in the back. I have no idea what it was, but it was fantastic.
This friend also brought me lunch for the next days: miso black cod (cooked) and an asparagus-mushroom dish. The black cod was both buttery and sweet, which was interesting, but I couldn't eat a whole lot of it.