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Monday, May 7, 2007

The Newest Plea Continues, Unabated: I Want Sushi

Of late, Izzy has been on a sushi kick. It started with the sushi dinner on his actual birthday and he hasn't let up since. Any time there is any question as to what is for dinner I hear, "Let's go out for sushi." We haven't indulged since April 19th so it was finally time to do it again.
Grandpa Joe and Grandma Laurie invited us to dinner tonight so it turned out to be the perfect occasion to indulge. They had mentioned a sushi restaurant in Englewood, N.J., called Akai, which was their current fave and it sounded good to me. We were joined by Aunt Chloe and Carl ( a non-sushi eater who refused to even take one bite of any fish).

Izzy was mighty hungry upon our arrival but was quickly occupied with a bowl of edamame. We ordered a variety of appetizers for the table, including a sweet grilled Chilean sea bass, a martini glass of tuna tartar topped with guacamole (Izzy tucked into that one with gusto), a meltingly tender eggplant cooked with miso and seaweed salad. I also ordered a platter of assorted sushi for Izzy and me to share.

You can see how delighted he was when it was placed before him. He definitely has a preference for the softer fish, especially tuna and the rolls.

Dessert was also a hit because they gave us an artfully designed platter of melons/oranges/pineapple and when we had finished eating it, Izzy used the rinds for artwork.


Anonymous said...

How amazing! Of all the things... What a wonderful thing for Izzy to crave! When I was a kid I was obsessed with steamer clams. I still haven't grown out of it.

Izzy's Mama said...

As a kid, I wouldn't have known what a steamer clam was if it had hit me on the head! Did you eat them at home?