Photos from an omakase dinner at Sushi Mitani, Tokyo, on October 27, 2018.
At the new location of Sushi Mitani, where sushi is placed directly into the palm of one’s hand to maintain the rice’s temperature, wine plays as important a role as the sushi itself. While I’m not sure the wine pairing was a necessity (you sure won’t find me complaining about white burgundy) the sushi itself was exceptional—one of the best, as Mitani’s two year reservation waiting list shows. Of particular deliciousness was the (ethically questionable) chopped toro with shark fin and hairy crab in its roe. This was a meal worth travelling for.